AMD Anchors Its Future in China
"AMD's future is tied to China's future. And we believe it will be a bright future indeed," said Dr. Hector Ruiz, AMD's chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer, in a recorded address created to highlight the importance of the announcement. "Success requires a strong global footprint, especially in growing population centers where tomorrow's future products, applications, and solutions are being developed. If AMD is to be successful in general, we must be successful in China specifically."
A leading semiconductor manufacturer, AMD entered the China market in 1993 and has been engaged in developing and supplying the world's most advanced computer technology to the region. AMD, together with several partners, recently introduced 64-bit computing to the Chinese market, giving customers leading-edge, world-class technology and all the benefits that AMD64 technology provides. In March of this year, AMD China also received approval to establish a second, state-of-the-art test, mark and package (TMP) facility in Suzhou, China focusing on CPU production. This was AMD's second investment in the Suzhou Industrial Park, following the establishment of a Flash memory TMP facility in 1995, now known as FASL (Suzhou). This latest facility will allow AMD to be even closer to its PRC customers, and enhance AMD's competitiveness in the important Chinese marketplace. AMD customers -- including local OEMs and others in China -- can have even faster, easier access to AMD CPU microprocessor products in the region.
Currently, AMD's business partners in China include well-known local companies such as Founder, Thunis, Amoi, Dawning, Digital China and BLX, as well as leading global computer manufacturers such as IBM, HP, and Sun.
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