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TYAN® THUNDER K7 PLATFORM AWARDED BEST OF COMPUTEX -- Tyan's Groundbreaking Dual AMD System Board Garners Best of Show Honors in Taiwan --

Fremont, CA, June 21, 2001
Tyan® Computer Corporation is pleased to announce that their new
Thunder K7 dual AMD platform has been recognized with the "Best of Computex" (Motherboard Category) award at this years show in Taiwan. The Thunder K7 S2462 system board is the world's first dual-processor DDR-based platform for AMD's new line of AMD Athlon™ MP processors for servers and workstations.

Tyan, a leading designer and manufacturer of Internet infrastructure products and system board solutions, is the first supplier of system boards using the new AMD-760™ MP chipset. The Thunder K7 is the first platform to offer users an alternative solution in the dual-processor market.

The Best of Computex Taipei 2001 Awards are organized by the Taipei Computer Association (TCA), China External Trade Development Council (CETRA), and Japan's Nikkei Byte and Nikkei WinPC publications. The awards are highly competitive, as Nikkei Byte editors scour a field of over 300 hardware and software products to find 21 finalists. Only one winner was selected from each of seven categories to represent the show's best products.  Our Thunder K7 was recognized in the motherboard category.

"Tyan is honored to have our Thunder K7 recognized with this distinguished award from Nikkei Byte", stated Don Clegg, vice president, Worldwide Sales & Marketing, Tyan. "Through our strategic partnership with AMD, Tyan is once again first-to-market with award-winning technology that will power tomorrow's industry-leading servers and workstations."

"We are extremely thrilled with Tyan being the first AMD multiprocessor platform to win such a prestigious award," said Ed Ellett, vice president, Server and Workstation Marketing, Computation Products Group, AMD. "The sheer amount of integration Tyan built into this product has ensured top billing as Best of Show at Computex and we feel the combination of dual AMD Athlon™ MP processors, DDR memory and our Smart MP technology represents the best competitive solution for the server and high-end workstation market."

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About Tyan

Tyan Computer Corporation, founded in 1989 by long-time Intel and IBM executive Dr. T. Symon Chang, designs, manufactures and markets advanced systemboard technology. Its products are sold to OEMs, Systems Integrators, VARs and Resellers worldwide. Over the last decade, Tyan has consistently been one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. Tyan was named to the prestigious INC 500 in 1997 and 1998 (19th fastest growing U.S. company in 1997). Tyan was also ranked by Deloitte & Touche as one of the USA's "Fast 500", as well as one of Silicon Valley's "Fast 50" companies in 1998. For more information, contact Tyan directly at 510-651-8868 or visit the company's World Wide Web site at

Press Contacts

Chad Hill
Hill Communications

Matt Vernon
Tyan Computer

Tyan and Thunder K7 are registered trademarks of Tyan Computer Corporation. AMD, the AMD logo, AMD Athlon and combinations thereof, and AMD-760 are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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