(Press Release) AMD announced that Hector Ruiz, chief executive officer and president of AMD, met with President Vicente Fox of Mexico. The two leaders discussed AMD's desire to help bring computer technology to the classrooms of Mexico and AMD's increasing commitment to the IT industry in Mexico. AMD also announced today that it plans to provide assistance to UNETE (Union de Empresarios para la Tecnologia en la Educacion, A.C.), a private organization in Mexico dedicated to building computer labs in Mexican schools.
AMD also announced today the formation of AMD Mexico, the company's first in-country sales and marketing force in Mexico. The AMD Mexico Team is tasked with delivering enhanced service to customers and the benefits of stronger competition in government and private enterprise bids. Ruiz and the AMD Mexico Team met today with key business leaders to outline AMD's commitment to the Mexican market. The new AMD office will be located in Mexico City and is expected to open June 30, 2002.