Xbit-Labs announced that AMD has signed an agreement with the Shanghai-based China Basic Education Software Ltd wich will lead to the development of reference designs of personal computers designed for use by students and teachers :
The short-term demand on personal computers in Europe and the USA is considered cautiously, while the long-term business, especially in Asia, is just what all the companies in the industry are very interested.
Asian market expands extremely rapidly these days and it has very big potential for growing: more than 2/5 of this planet’s inhabitants live in China, India, Pakistan and other Asian countries. Almost all the big players settled their representations in the mentioned countries in the nineties and now try to get more customers among large enterprises, governmental structures, educational institutions and other potentially big and stable clients.
Today AMD said it had reached a deal with an educational software company in China to collaborate on designs for personal computers and servers that the company hopes will lead to the use of its microprocessors in millions of PCs in Chinese schools over the next 10 years.
The agreement between the Sunnyvale-based microprocessor developer and Shanghai-based China Basic Education Software Ltd will lead to development of the so-called reference designs of personal computers designed for use by students and teachers. The joint venture will also produce a design for a server computer to be used in classrooms to link together student and teacher PCs.
According to AMD, the joint venture would lead to designs, which would be licensed to third-party manufacturers for production, covering all three of AMD's business lines, including PCs, laptops and servers.