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Wed 2 Aug 2006 04:00 AM

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AMD plugs cheap PC

Chip maker AMD and Mexican telecommunications company Telmex have launched the Telmex Internet Box Personal Internet Communicator (PIC) throughout the Central American country.

The PIC is a stripped-down PC aimed at providing computer and internet access to the country’s population and is part of AMD’s ‘50x15’ initiative to bring internet and PC technology to half the world’s population by 2015.

“Bringing the Telmex Internet Box to the market helps bridge the digital divide in Mexico and moves us closer to achieving our goal,” said Gino Giannotti, vice president of AMD Innovation Solutions.

The boxes are expected to sell for less than US$500 each, according to reports. The PIC is already being used in countries including India, Brazil, South Africa, Turkey and Russia.

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