AMD Signs China Accord

The company will provide chips to Tsinghua Tongfang, China's third-largest computer maker.
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said Tsinghua Tongfang, China's third-largest computer maker, will offer a series of models that use the chipmaker's processors.

Tsinghua Tongfang is selling nine new commercial and consumer computers that use the AMD Athlon 64 X2, the AMD Athlon 64 or the AMD Sempron processors. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

"The announcement with Tsinghua Tongfang is another example of how AMD continues to gain industry momentum based on our philosophy to deliver outstanding products focused on meeting the needs of both consumer and commercial customers," Henri Richard, AMD's chief sales and marketing officer, said in a press release Wednesday.

Shares of AMD, Sunnyvale, Calif., were adding 15 cents to $32.55 in trading before the opening bell.