Trademark(R) Computers, a Division of Bell Microproducts, Announces Liberty D900 and Build-to-order Program Featuring 900MHz AMD Duron(TM) Processor

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Bell Microproducts Inc.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ --
 Bell Microproducts Inc. (Nasdaq: BELM) today announced it will offer the
 Liberty D900 system featuring the 900MHz AMD (NYSE:   AMD) Duron(TM) processor
 through its Trademark(R) Computers Division.  Trademark will also use the
 900MHz AMD Duron processor in its Build-to-order program.  The Liberty D900,
 part number TMCD900, is available immediately.
     The 900MHz AMD Duron processor is the new standard for value-conscious
 computer users who need outstanding computing experience at work and home.
     "Trademark is proud to unveil this line of product based on the 900MHz AMD
 Duron(TM) processor. By doing so, we give both business users and consumers
 the technology they need for Internet or digital audio and video demands. An
 AMD Duron processor-based platform is an exceptional solution," said David
 Guzzi, Vice President and General Manager, Trademark Computer Products.
     Trademark Computer Products is a pioneering manufacturer of
 custom-configured branded and white-box computer solutions.  Utilizing
 multiple ISO9002 certified manufacturing plants, Trademark serves the needs of
 resellers and OEMs throughout the Americas with solutions that include
 workstations, tower servers, industrial rackmount servers and server
 appliances.
 
     About the AMD Duron(TM) Processor
     The AMD Duron(TM) processor is a derivative of the award-winning AMD
 Athlon(TM) processor and is designed to provide an optimized solution for
 value conscious business and home users. Employing an innovative design, the
 AMD Duron processor features a sophisticated cache architecture with 192KB of
 total on-chip cache, a high-speed 200MHz front-side bus, and a superscalar
 floating point unit with enhanced 3DNow!(TM) technology.
     The AMD Duron processor offers value-conscious buyers access to technology
 and performance that stands out among other processors in its class. It
 reflects AMD's 30 years of design and manufacturing expertise and sales of
 more than 150 million PC processors. AMD Duron processors are manufactured on
 AMD's 0.18 micron process technology in Fab 25, Austin, Texas.
 
     About Bell Microproducts
     Bell Microproducts is an international value added provider of a wide
 range of high technology products, solutions, and services to the industrial
 and commercial marketplace.  The company's offering includes semiconductors,
 computer platforms, peripherals, and storage products of various types
 including desktop, high-end computer and storage subsystems, fibre channel
 connectivity products, RAID, NAS and SAN storage systems and back-up products.
 Bell Microproducts is an industry-recognized specialist in storage products
 and is one of the world's largest storage-centric value-added distributors.
     The company's products are available at any level of integration from
 components, to subsystem assemblies, to fully integrated, tested and certified
 system solutions. The company adds value with a broad range of services
 including testing, software loading, kitting, mass storage system integration,
 and computer system integration. Trained and certified technical personnel
 complete each of these processes at Bell Microproducts' ISO 9002 facilities.
 Bell Microproducts markets and distributes more than 150 brand name product
 lines, as well as its own BellStor storage and Trademark(R) computer brands,
 to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), contract electronic manufacturing
 services (EMS) customers, value-added resellers (VARs) and system integrators
 in the Americas and Europe. More information can be found in SEC filings, or
 by visiting the Bell Microproducts Web site at www.bellmicro.com.
 
     About AMD
     AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and
 networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in
 the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD produces microprocessors,
 flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking
 applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had
 revenues of $4.6 billion in 2000.
 
     Visit AMD on the Web
     Additional press releases and information about AMD and its products are
 available at:  http://www.amd.com/news/news.html .
     NOTE:  AMD, AMD Athlon, AMD Duron, 3DNow! and combinations thereof are
 trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other product names used in this
 publication are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of
 their respective companies.
 
     Safe Harbor Statement.  This release may contain forward-looking
 statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995.  Such forward-looking statements, which reflect the Company's current
 views of future events and financial performance, involve known and unknown
 risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or facts to differ
 materially from such statements for a variety of reasons including, but not
 limited to:  the ability to successfully integrate the operations of recent
 acquisitions, industry conditions, changes in product supply, pricing, and
 customer demand, competition, other vagaries in the computer and electronic
 components markets, changes in relationships with key suppliers, foreign
 currency fluctuations and the other risks described from time to time in the
 Company's reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (including the
 company's Annual Report on Form 10-K).  Investors should take such risks into
 account when making investment decisions.  Shareholders and other readers are
 cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements,
 which speak only as of the date on which they are made.  The company
 undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking
 statements.
 
 

SOURCE Bell Microproducts Inc.
    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ --
 Bell Microproducts Inc. (Nasdaq: BELM) today announced it will offer the
 Liberty D900 system featuring the 900MHz AMD (NYSE:   AMD) Duron(TM) processor
 through its Trademark(R) Computers Division.  Trademark will also use the
 900MHz AMD Duron processor in its Build-to-order program.  The Liberty D900,
 part number TMCD900, is available immediately.
     The 900MHz AMD Duron processor is the new standard for value-conscious
 computer users who need outstanding computing experience at work and home.
     "Trademark is proud to unveil this line of product based on the 900MHz AMD
 Duron(TM) processor. By doing so, we give both business users and consumers
 the technology they need for Internet or digital audio and video demands. An
 AMD Duron processor-based platform is an exceptional solution," said David
 Guzzi, Vice President and General Manager, Trademark Computer Products.
     Trademark Computer Products is a pioneering manufacturer of
 custom-configured branded and white-box computer solutions.  Utilizing
 multiple ISO9002 certified manufacturing plants, Trademark serves the needs of
 resellers and OEMs throughout the Americas with solutions that include
 workstations, tower servers, industrial rackmount servers and server
 appliances.
 
     About the AMD Duron(TM) Processor
     The AMD Duron(TM) processor is a derivative of the award-winning AMD
 Athlon(TM) processor and is designed to provide an optimized solution for
 value conscious business and home users. Employing an innovative design, the
 AMD Duron processor features a sophisticated cache architecture with 192KB of
 total on-chip cache, a high-speed 200MHz front-side bus, and a superscalar
 floating point unit with enhanced 3DNow!(TM) technology.
     The AMD Duron processor offers value-conscious buyers access to technology
 and performance that stands out among other processors in its class. It
 reflects AMD's 30 years of design and manufacturing expertise and sales of
 more than 150 million PC processors. AMD Duron processors are manufactured on
 AMD's 0.18 micron process technology in Fab 25, Austin, Texas.
 
     About Bell Microproducts
     Bell Microproducts is an international value added provider of a wide
 range of high technology products, solutions, and services to the industrial
 and commercial marketplace.  The company's offering includes semiconductors,
 computer platforms, peripherals, and storage products of various types
 including desktop, high-end computer and storage subsystems, fibre channel
 connectivity products, RAID, NAS and SAN storage systems and back-up products.
 Bell Microproducts is an industry-recognized specialist in storage products
 and is one of the world's largest storage-centric value-added distributors.
     The company's products are available at any level of integration from
 components, to subsystem assemblies, to fully integrated, tested and certified
 system solutions. The company adds value with a broad range of services
 including testing, software loading, kitting, mass storage system integration,
 and computer system integration. Trained and certified technical personnel
 complete each of these processes at Bell Microproducts' ISO 9002 facilities.
 Bell Microproducts markets and distributes more than 150 brand name product
 lines, as well as its own BellStor storage and Trademark(R) computer brands,
 to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), contract electronic manufacturing
 services (EMS) customers, value-added resellers (VARs) and system integrators
 in the Americas and Europe. More information can be found in SEC filings, or
 by visiting the Bell Microproducts Web site at www.bellmicro.com.
 
     About AMD
     AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and
 networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in
 the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD produces microprocessors,
 flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking
 applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had
 revenues of $4.6 billion in 2000.
 
     Visit AMD on the Web
     Additional press releases and information about AMD and its products are
 available at:  http://www.amd.com/news/news.html .
     NOTE:  AMD, AMD Athlon, AMD Duron, 3DNow! and combinations thereof are
 trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other product names used in this
 publication are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of
 their respective companies.
 
     Safe Harbor Statement.  This release may contain forward-looking
 statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995.  Such forward-looking statements, which reflect the Company's current
 views of future events and financial performance, involve known and unknown
 risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or facts to differ
 materially from such statements for a variety of reasons including, but not
 limited to:  the ability to successfully integrate the operations of recent
 acquisitions, industry conditions, changes in product supply, pricing, and
 customer demand, competition, other vagaries in the computer and electronic
 components markets, changes in relationships with key suppliers, foreign
 currency fluctuations and the other risks described from time to time in the
 Company's reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (including the
 company's Annual Report on Form 10-K).  Investors should take such risks into
 account when making investment decisions.  Shareholders and other readers are
 cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements,
 which speak only as of the date on which they are made.  The company
 undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking
 statements.
 
 SOURCE  Bell Microproducts Inc.