AMD is adding two additional low-power mobile processors to its AMD64 Longevity line: the Mobile AMD Sempron processor model 3500+ and the AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core model TL-52. According to AMD, the move means embedded designers will have more options to innovate at the system-level while higher performance will be available to consumers for a lower price. AMD reports that Accrosser, Albatron, Aopen, Axxtend, EPoX and ICP are all basing their next-generation embedded products on these low-power processors which are designed for the thin client and single board computing markets. The Sunnyvale, California-based company designed the AMD64 platform in 2003 to allow end users to still use their current 32-bit software while transitioning to high-performance 64-bit applications.
"AMD is addressing the needs of embedded designers by making more of our products available for those who require longer than standard component availability. Our goal is to empower our embedded customers to create differentiated solutions on a solid, consistent architecture. By expanding longevity options, we are doing just that. This is the first in a series of steps AMD expects to take to broaden its embedded product offerings and support throughout 2007, " said Greg White, VP of AMD"s embedded product division.
News source: InformationWeek