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AMD lands NEC in Japan

The chipmaker scores another design win with the announcement that NEC will feature the K6-2 processor in some of its PCs for the Japanese market.

Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices scored another design win today with the announcement that NEC will feature the K6-2 processor in some of its PCs for the Japanese market.

NEC will incorporate 333-MHz and 400-MHz versions of the K6-2 into select models of its line of computers for small businesses as well as its Valuestar home PCs, officials at AMD said today. NEC is the largest supplier of PCs to the business market in Japan.

No announcement was made whether NEC would sell these systems in the U.S.

However, Packard Bell, which is part-owned by NEC, already uses AMD processors in many of its consumer and small business machines.

Despite a recent manufacturing setback with certain speed grades of the K6-2 processor, AMD has continued to increase its market share, especially in the budget computer segment. Recently, Toshiba, long an Intel ally, announced it was going to start incorporating versions of the K6-2 into notebooks for the Japanese market.