Saturday, April 29, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Hacker Gets Access To Unreleased "Orange Is The New Black" Netflix Episodes
Turkey Blocks Access To Wikipedia
Qualcomm Slashes Profit Expectations As Apple Refuses To Pay Royalty Payments
Kodi Clarifies DRM Stance, Shuts Down Rumors
ASML Countersues Nikon Over Alleged Patent Infringement
Image Sensors, Batteries And Playstation Boosts Sony's Profit
Cost Cuts Start Paying Off For Sharp
New Nintendo 2DS XL Gaming Handheld System Coming On July 28
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > AMD ann...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, October 29, 2004
AMD announces strategy to hook up world to Internet


AMD announced Oct. 28 it has launched an initiative to give 50 percent of the world's population Internet connectivity and computing capabilities by 2015, revolving around a low-cost consumer device it has developed called the Personal Internet Communicator (PIC).

Under the initiative, coined 50x15, AMD will partner with organizations in several countries considered targets for improving technological access in. Three of the initial customers include the Tata Group in India, CRC in Mexico, and Cable and Wireless in the Caribbean.

According to an AMD spokesperson, Tata is set to market the PIC to cities in India starting over the next week. In November, CRC will offer the device to local distributors in Mexico. Cable and Wireless will deploy the PIC in support of disaster relief efforts throughout the Caribbean.

After marketing the PIC in these areas, AMD plans to make the device available in other global regions, including China and Russia.

Whether AMD will market the PIC device in established regions such as the U.S., Europe, or Japan, where the company's processors are deployed in higher-cost computing solutions, remains unclear. A company spokesman did not rule out that possibility, but emphasized AMD will initially focus on marketing the PIC device to first-time technology users in areas considered high-growth regions.

The spokesman added that the initiative has been in the works since early this year.

The PIC device is based on the company's Geode GX500 processor and runs under Microsoft Windows. It has basic computing and Internet capabilities including a browser, e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, image viewing, and multimedia. The device is equipped with a 3.5 in. hard drive with a 10 GB capacity, a 128 MB DDRAM memory subsystem, and a 56K v.92 fax/modem.

AMD expects the device to branded, marketed, and sold by local service providers such as telecom companies and government-sponsored communications programs. Pricing to the consumer is determined by the service provider through various subscription and financing programs.

A typical system price point is $185 with a mouse, keyboard, and preinstalled software, or $249 with a monitor.

AMD has partnered with several companies to develop and manufacture the PIC. For instance, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is supplying the company with its small-outline, dual-inline memory modules (SODIMMs).

Electronic manufacturing services supplier Solectron Corp. (Milpitas, Calif.) is providing the manufacturing expertise. Solectron has begun building the PIC under a global agreement, providing complete product manufacturing and assembly, testing and product distribution through its plant in Guadalajara, Mexico.


Previous
Next
VirtualDrive Utility & Burning Suite from FarStone        All News        Colin McRae Rally '05 arrives
US sues 'song swappers'     General Computing News      UK report says Linux is 'viable'

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
The New Radeon Pro Duo Delivers The Power of Two Polaris 10 GPUs
AMD Radeon RX 500 Series Are Launching
AMD's Highest-Performance 6-Core Ryzen 5 Processors Now Available
AMD Buys Wireless Virtual Reality IP from Nitero
Upcoming AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Seems To Beat Intel Core i7-7700K
Optimizations Promise Up to 30 Percent Performance Uplift in Ashes of the Singularity DirectX 12 Benchmark With AMD Ryzen
AMD Ryzen 5 CPUs For Desktops Launching April 11 Worldwide
AMD Comments On Thread Scheduling, Temperature Reporting Issues On Ryzen CPUs
AMD Previews "Naples" Server Processor, Coming in Q2 2017
AMD Ryzen 7 Desktop Processors Launch, Adding Pressure To Intel
GDC 2017: AMD Unveils Vega Retail Name, Partners With Bethesda And Talks About Asynchronous Reprojection
AMD Launches Ryzen PC Chips, With A Price And Performance That Could Threaten Intel

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .