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March 17, 1987

SIGNIFICANCE OF ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES AM29000 MICROPROCESSOR

By CBR Staff Writer

The key point about Advanced Micro Devices’ new Am29000 reduced instruction set microprocessor (CI No 642) – described by the company as its most significant announcement this decade – is that it is the Sunnyvale, California company’s first major part in CMOS rather than its traditional bipolar technology: described as three to five times faster than competing devices, it is looked to begin contributing to revenues one year from now.

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