Another Chinese PC manufacturer announced a pact to use Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) microprocessors, ending an Intel-only policy.
Hedy Holding launched several new PCs with AMD chips inside, and plans to include laptop computers later this year, it said in a statement on Friday.
The announcement marks another victory for AMD in China. Last year, the Sunnyvale, Calif., company convinced a number of Chinese PC makers to use its microprocessors, including Beijing Founder Electronics and Tsinghua Tongfang, the second- and third-largest PC vendors in China, respectively.
Lenovo Group, the Chinese market leader, already uses AMD processors.
Lenovo held 33.7 percent of the Chinese PC market in late 2005, according to Gartner figures compiled in November, followed by Founder with 11.6 percent and Tsinghua Tongfang at 8.3 percent. Dell ranked fourth with 7.4 percent at the time, and HP fifth at 6.8 percent of the market.
-Dan Nystedt, IDG News Service (Taipei Bureau)
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