A triumphant AMD announced its K6 MMX flavours of processors today but failed to attract any vendors to its European launch. The corporate affairs department at AMD prevented vendors including Evesham Micros and Elonex from attending the press launch, according to a senior source at the company.
A spokesperson for AMD said: "A number of vendors will use the K6 chip over the next 90 days."
Questions also arose whether AMD will succeed in its aim of achieving 30 per cent market share by February next year. At present it has fabrication plant 25 in Austin, Texas, and has just started construction in Dresden, Germany. A senior source at AMD described the claim as a "fudge".
As previously written, AMD released three flavours of its K6 MMX chip with prices which undercut Intel's by a factor of 25 per cent.
That is likely to attract a bevy of systems builders to the AMD fold in the future with prices for the K6-166 $244, its 200MHz part $349 and the 233MHz part costing $469.
That undercuts Intel but it's likely the chip giant will respond by lowering its prices shortly.
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