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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 8, 2005--At the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) today, AMD (NYSE:AMD) announced a program that offers an extended product life cycle to support system designers in the high-end, high-performance embedded market with the AMD Opteron(TM) processor. The stable and reliable AMD64 platform with Direct Connect Architecture will now be offered with an extended standard availability period of five years for a select set of the AMD Opteron processor family. AMD is providing customers in telecommunications servers, storage systems, digital imaging devices and custom embedded markets an unparalleled choice in x86-based advanced processor architecture.
"Embedded customers have design, qualification and product life cycles that are longer than mainstream PCs and servers, but still require the highest level of processor performance," said Iain Morris, senior vice president, Personal Connectivity Solutions Group at AMD.
"AMD is responding to our customers' needs with a high-performance embedded processor roadmap for almost every conceivable embedded design, from the AMD Alchemy(TM) and AMD Geode(TM) processors to the industry-leading AMD Opteron processor. AMD is the leader when it comes to enabling …