Wyse and AMD Collaborate to Offer Linux Thin Client Platforms

Posted by dave on Aug 2, 2004 5:43 AM EDT
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Leader in Server-Centric Computing Taps AMD Geode(TM) GX 533@1.1W* Processor for Linux Thin Clients

LINUXWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyse Technology, the domain experts in server-centric computing (SCC), announced today at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo that it is collaborating with AMD (NYSE: AMD) to provide the AMD Geode(TM) GX 533@1.1W* processor in its latest lines of Wyse(R) Winterm(TM) Linux-based thin client devices. By integrating the low-power AMD Geode processor, Wyse is taking the lead in offering its customers a strong Linux-based thin client solution that helps maximize technology investments.

Built upon AMD's x86 architecture, the AMD Geode processor eases implementation, application support, and peripheral support for Linux thin clients. The processor is designed for power, performance and design flexibility. Utilizing the AMD Geode processor, Wyse thin clients are able to run Linux at high speeds and at price points lower than a traditional PC.

"We are excited to be teaming with AMD in our strategic push into the growing Linux thin client marketplace," said Mike DeNeffe, senior director of the Wyse Winterm line. "The quality and design expertise of AMD, combined with the low-power, integrated AMD Geode processor with significant cost performance advantages makes the AMD choice a natural one for our Linux devices."

The integrated, fan-less design of the AMD Geode processor offers competitive system performance at lower clock rates built in a very slim form factor. The AMD Geode processor also provides excellent video capabilities to display graphics that meet stringent workplace requirements.

The AMD Geode GX 533@1.1W processor is part of Wyse's most optimized and flexible Linux thin client and the only thin client device to date based on the latest Linux kernel 2.6. The Wyse Winterm 5150SE thin client, powered by the Wyse Linux V6 operating system, is an advanced system that is setting new standards for performance and value on the Linux desktop.

"AMD and Wyse are confident that the AMD Geode processor is the best solution for providing high-performing, low-power, Linux-based thin client solutions to the market," said Erik Salo, director of marketing for AMD's Personal Connectivity Solutions Group. "Our commitment to creating enhanced designs for our customers has helped Wyse lead the market with solid performing thin client products." * The AMD Geode GX 533@1.1W processor operates at 400MHz. Model numbers reflect performance as described here: ( http://www.amd.com/connectivitysolutions/geodegxbenchmark ). About Wyse Technology

Wyse Technology is the leader in server-centric solutions that make users more productive and reduce IT cost and complexity. As the world's leading provider of thin client solutions, Wyse provides end-user systems that can be centrally managed and controlled to conserve resources and increase performance. Wyse provides services, software and hardware that liberate IT departments from unnecessary support and maintenance functions, empower users to be more productive in their jobs, and protect and improve access to critical information and business applications. Its industry-leading software solutions improve the ROI of existing servers and PCs and enhance management of a broad spectrum of information access devices and improve the performance of servers and networks. Wyse thin client systems have been proven to be nine times more reliable than PCs and require replacement far less often. Headquartered in San Jose, California with offices worldwide, Wyse has been #1 in thin client market share for the last seven years, and has been named Microsoft "Embedded Partner of the Year" for three years.

For more information, visit the Wyse Website at http://www.wyse.com or call 1-800-GET-WYSE About AMD

AMD designs and produces innovative microprocessors, Flash memory devices and low-power processor solutions for the computer, communications and consumer electronics industries. AMD is dedicated to delivering standards-based, customer-focused solutions for technology users, ranging from enterprises and governments to individual consumers. For more information visit http://www.amd.com. NOTE: Wyse is a registered trademark and Wyse, Winterm, and the Wyse logo are trademarks of Wyse Technology Inc. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Geode, and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other product names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Contact: media, Derek Kober of Neale-May & Partners, +1-650-328-5555, ext. 126, or dkober@nealemay.com, for Wyse Technology; or Steve Howard of AMD Public Relations, +1-512-602-9486, or steve.howard@amd.com.

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