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Fujitsu Siemens goes green in Germany

The company's latest offerings, which include AMD chips, comply with EU hazardous-materials reduction standards.

Germany's largest computer manufacturer, Fujitsu Siemens, is expected to launch two new business-class PCs on Tuesday that are eco-friendly.

The company is playing host to an executive round table in Munich to talk about Fujitsu Siemens' Esprimo P and Esprimo E computers as well as its Celsius V830 workstation. The computers are already available in the United States, but will now be for sale in Germany for the first time, a representative with Fujitsu Siemens said.

Both PCs are based on components with reduced lead and halogen to comply with the European Union's Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive directives.

The computers are also significant, according to the Fujitsu Siemens representative, in that they use 64-bit processors from Advanced Micro Devices that are included in its professional PC lines in Germany.

Prices for the computers were not disclosed, but their specifications are already available. The Celsius Workstation, for example, can be configured with either a single-core AMD Opteron 250 or 252 processor or with a dual-core Opteron 265, 270 or 275 chip. The PC will come with AMD's 8132 chipset, which includes Nvidia's nForce Professional 2200 and 2050 processor.

The workstation is equipped with an Nvidia Quadro FX 4500 graphics chip that can also handle both 2D and 3D projects, the company said.

The Esprimo professional PC family can be ordered with AMD's X2, Athlon 64 or Sempron processors coupled with the SiS761 chipset with up to four DDR 400MHz memory slots.

Lead content in the main boards has already been reduced from around 12 grams to only 1 gram, and the printed circuit board is halogen-free, the company said.

executives Peter Esser and Dave Cullinane are expected to be joined by Bob Brewer, AMD corporate vice president, at the Allianz Arena in Munich to outline the features of the new computers.