AMD today introduced its Turion 64 mobile architecture designed to bring the firm's 64-bit computing technology to thin and light notebook PCs.
Global notebook manufacturers, hardware vendors and software suppliers including Fujitsu Siemens, Acer and Packard Bell have all signalled an intention to develop notebooks based on the platform.
The arrival of the technology was welcomed by Roger Kay, vice president of client computing at analyst IDC, who suggested that AMD's decision to work with a broad partner community on its 64-bit computing technology helps to provide choice and stimulate innovation.
Marty Seyer, corporate vice president and general manager, microprocessor business unit, computation products group at AMD, said that the Turion architecture world be the "first of many" AMD developments to improve mobile computing performance and maximise notebook battery life.
The first systems based on the chips are expected from Acer worldwide and Fujitsu Siemens throughout Europe.
AMD Turion 64 mobile technology models ML-37, ML-34, ML-32, ML-30, MT-34, MT-32, and MT-30 are available immediately worldwide priced at $354, $263, $220, $184, $268, $225 and $189 respectively in 1,000-unit quantities.
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