AMD makes friends with another Chinese PC vendor
Just over a month after opening
its new R&D center in Shanghai, China, AMD has already made a new Chinese friend. Founder Technology, the country's second-biggest PC vendor, has entered into an agreement with the chipmaker
to offer a "range of systems" based on AMD processors. Founder will start by releasing AMD-powered desktops next month, and it will eventually follow with notebooks and servers. The deal with Founder will help further increase AMD's presence in China; Lenovo, the country's biggest PC vendor, already offers
systems with AMD chips for the Chinese market. Lenovo recently launched
IBM ThinkCentre-branded desktops with AMD chips in the United States, as well.