AMD Zeros in on Corporate Laptop Deals

Bar Mahony, division marketing manager for AMD's mobile-business segment, has told CNET News.com that the company is in close negotiations with many Fortune 500 companies to supply them with AMD Turion powered notebooks - a major step forward for the company into a market long dominated by Intel processor based computers. AMD representatives claim the company was close to many such deals concerning desktop computers back in 2000, but the crash of the PC market brought an end to the proposals. AMD execs now claim that Intel is partly to blame for the failures, citing its recent lawsuit against the world's largest chip maker.

AMD is also set to unveil a new ad campaign touting its Operton line of server processors, which since their release have boosted AMD's x86 server market share to 11.2%. Mohony also points out that dual core Turion processors are fast approaching to compete with Intel's dual core for notebooks, codenamed Yonah. We'll get a closer look at Yonah and Intel's upcoming offerings at the Intel Developer Forum which kicks off today in San Francisco.

News source: CNET News.com

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