AMD AND ADHOC ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO DELIVER LOW-POWER FAST
ETHERNET PHYSICAL LAYER DEVICES
SUNNYVALE, CA --December 21, 1998-- Adhoc Technologies, Inc. and AMD today
announced a partnership to deliver highly-optimized 10/100 Ethernet Physical Layer (PHY)
devices that operate at significantly lower power consumption levels than other PHYs
currently available. The optimized PHY technology enables both companies to produce
cost-effective, pin-compatible PHY implementations whose advantages in terms of power,
size and reliability create a new set of options for network equipment vendors.
"The partnership with Adhoc provides AMD with extremely complementary PHY
technology that enables system designers to both cost-reduce and simplify the design of
their Fast Ethernet switches and repeaters," said Dr. Laila Razouk, vice president
and general manager of AMD's Network Products Division. "The partnership provides our
customers with a powerful combination of leading-edge technology and AMD's ability to
deliver highly-reliable, high-volume products."
"Adhoc's Advanced Mixed Signal 'CORE' architecture is today's most cost-efficient
technology when compared with the Digital Signal Processing and other 10/100BASE-X
alternatives," said Dr. Stewart Wu, CEO and President of Adhoc Technologies, Inc.
"By manufacturing PHY devices exhibiting the industry's lowest power and smallest die
size, both AMD and Adhoc will be able to provide customers with flexibility in terms of
system port density and aggressive pricing. Customers will not need to move to higher
port-density PHY solutions in order to meet system cost targets."
About Adhoc Technologies, Inc.
Adhoc Technologies, Inc. is a privately held
fabless semiconductor company which develops and markets advanced networking silicon
solutions using advanced CMOS processes and state-of-the-art mixed signal test equipment.
Adhoc uses only ISO9000 compliant suppliers to ensure the highest quality and reliability
for total customer satisfaction. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif. with sales offices and
stocking distributors throughout the world.
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer
and communications markets. AMD produces processors, flash memories, programmable logic
devices, and products for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and
based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $2.4 billion in 1997. (NYSE: AMD).
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