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2000

In 2000:

  • April 18: AMD announces K6-2+ and K6-III+ mobile processors
  • April 27: AMD announces "Duron" as the name for their upcoming ultra-cheap processor line
  • June 19: AMD launches the Duron family
  • September 25: AMD announces K6-IIIE+ (embedded) K6-III+ processors