Absent processor wins award
AMD's Athlon 64 processor has won Microprocessor Report's Processor of the Year award for 2002, despite being delayed until September of this year.
SUNNYVALE, CA -- February 17, 2003 --The AMD Athlon™ 64 processor has won the Microprocessor Report Analysts’ Choice for Best PC Processor at the prestigious Microprocessor Report’s Analysts’ Choice Awards 2002. For the desktop and mobile markets, the upcoming AMD Athlon 64 processor competed for the award with both Intel’s Pentium® 4 and Pentium M processors. The AMD Athlon 64 processor, designed to run both 32-bit and 64-bit applications, is planned to launch in September 2003.
I guess actually shipping a processor doesn't count for much these days.