AMD gained further ground in its market share battle against chip giant Intel this week, with a contract to supply its latest K6 processors to Compaq for use in business notebooks.
Up until now, AMD has been winning over many of the major PC manufacturers on the consumer side, but its deal is an important move for the company into the business market where it has previously said it is aiming to gain market share.
Compaq will use AMD's mobile K6-2 processors to power new Prosignia notebook PCs designed specifically for small and medium business users.
The notebooks will feature both the 300MHz version and the 350MHz version of the processors.
Dana Krelle, vice president of marketing for the Computation Products group at AMD, commented: "Compaq's decision to offer Mobile AMD K6-2 processor based Prosignia notebooks reflects AMD's growing momentum in the SMB marketplace and commercial channel."
Lisa Baker, director of commercial business product marketing at Compaq, commented: "Fast growing small and medium businesses need access to the best and latest technology available to gain a competitive advantage. The new Compaq Prosignia notebooks based on AMD's K6-2 processors give customers a price performance edge in the business arena."
According to US research company PC Data, AMD's overall US retail notebook market share exceeded 33 per cent, more than twice its notebook market share in July last year.
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