AMD announces Sempron for thin and lights

— 5:19 AM on November 23, 2004

AMD is bringing its value Sempron processor to thin and light notebooks. The Sempron 3000+ boasts PowerNow! power management technology and support for the NX bit, which AMD has taken to calling Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP). The press release doesn't detail the chip's cache configuration, clock speed, or operating voltage, though.

Although the AMD announcement isn't particularly shocking, C|Net's coverage contains this tasty morsel:

Although Sunnyvale, Calif.-based AMD has made strides against Intel in servers and consumer desktops, the company has not seen the same sort of growth in the past year in notebooks. Over the next two years, it hopes to recharge its efforts with an energy efficient chip for notebooks.
AMD's mobile line currently consists of low-voltage versions of its desktop chips, but the above statement almost suggests that AMD is developing a Pentium M-killer separate from its desktop line.
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