Companies plan to exchange development tools to create innovative Web browser solutions for embedded designers
Oslo, Norway – Aug. 24, 2000
Opera Software today announced an agreement with AMD, to cooperatively develop leading browser solutions for the embedded market. The solutions are intended for design engineers creating Internet appliances, set top boxes, web pads, and similar products.
Under the agreement, the two companies are planning to develop advanced Web browser solutions combining Opera’s browser software with AMD’s line of embedded 32-bit processors, including the AMD-K-6 (TM) E family, Elan(TM)SC400 and ElanSC520 processor families.
Opera’s browser solutions bring exceptional performance and functionality to the embedded market. Devices such as Internet appliances and set top boxes with Opera’s light-weight, fully featured, standards based, browser software and AMD’s processors will be designed to provide consumers with superior devices at a very competitive price.
The agreement permits AMD and Opera to assist each other’s respective development efforts, and to exchange hardware, software, technical support and documentation to further those efforts.
“Devices such as Internet appliances, Web phones and set top boxes are the future of the Internet and demand is rising exponentially. We believe that Opera’s software working in conjunction with AMD’s hardware will provide the best solution from any device” said Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO Opera Software.
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia. AMD produces microprocessors, flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $2.9 billion in 1999. (NYSE:AMD). Additional press releases and information about AMD and its products are available at: www.amd.com.
About Opera Software
Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Webbrowsers for the desktop and embedded markets, partnering withcompanies such as IBM, AMD, Symbian, Canal+ Technologies, Ericsson,Sharp and Lineo (now a division of Embedix). The Opera browser hasreceived international recognition from end users and the industrypress for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant than otherbrowsers. Opera is available on Windows, Mac, Linux/Solaris, OS/2,Symbian OS and QNX. Opera Software ASA is a privately held companyheadquartered in Oslo, Norway. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.