August 15, 2001

IBM ditches AMD in North America

Author: JT Smith

ZDNet News: "IBM has quietly discontinued using Advanced Micro Devices' chips in PCs sold in North
America, as the battle for market share between AMD and Intel intensifies.

Big Blue continues to use AMD chips in computers sold in Asia, but an IBM spokesman
confirmed Monday that the company has dropped AMD's Athlon and Duron chips from its
desktop lineup for the United States and Canada. Athlon-based PCs in Europe are also going by
the wayside."

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