AMD Expands Its AMD64 Longevity Program

AMD has announced that its AMD64 Longevity Program for embedded solutions, which provides processor availability for five years, has expanded to include two additional low-power processors based on AMD's mobile products. The addition of the Mobile AMD Sempron processor model 3500+ and the AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology Model TL-52 to the AMD64 Longevity Program means embedded designers will have more options to innovate at the system-level.

Several key customers are basing their next generation embedded products on these AMD processors, including Accrosser, Albatron, Aopen, Axxtend, EPoX and ICP. These low-power processors provide a specific balance of performance, packaging features and thermal envelopes to best meet customer requests for embedded processors in the thin client and single board computing markets. In addition to the benefits of AMD64 technology with Direct Connect Architecture, the Mobile AMD Sempron Processor model 3500+ and the AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology model TL-52 provide superb thermal management for smaller form factors, socket reliability, fewer pins and low profile packaging and direct access to the die from the heat sink.

The AMD64 Longevity Program offers a select set of AMD64 processors with an extended standard availability period of five years addressing the requirements of customers designing products for network, storage, blade and telecommunications servers; digital imaging; and military and industrial controls systems. Such markets have lengthy design and qualification cycles and longer life spans in the marketplace than typical mainstream computing products. Products offered under the AMD64 Longevity Program are identical in form, fit and function to their standard roadmap counterparts.

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