Egypt schools to deploy 10,000 AMD-based PCs

Tender awarded to equip PC learning labs to support computer literacy program

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Egypt schools to deploy 10,000 AMD-based PCs The tender will provide PCs for computer literacy centres.
By  Mark Sutton Published  July 28, 2010

Nearly 10,000 PCs running on AMD processors will be deployed to schools in Egypt, in part of a tender for the government's computer literacy program.

The tender will equip 1,400 public elementary schools across all 29 governorates in the country, with PC learning labs to support the scheme.

The deal was led by regional systems integrator Centra, which will supply the PCs, which are powered by Phenom II X2 processors and AMD 780 chipsets.

HE Ahmad Zaki Bader, the Minister of Education in Egypt commented: "This isn't just a simple tender for PCs. Education is a long-term, national cause for us, and our ambitious program to develop computer skills among schoolchildren will help ensure that future generations of Egyptians become active participants in the information society."

"AMD is committed to the Egyptian market and the development of IT literacy in Egypt and throughout the Middle East region," said Alberto Bozzo, AMD's corporate vice president and general manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. We applaud the success of the Egyptian government's efforts to conduct a fair and open public tender process. When public authorities ensure competitiveness in their tenders for computer hardware, they get a well-adapted solution to their needs, and their citizens get good value for money."

Eng. Sanaa Soliman, chairman of the board of Centra, added: "This is a great opportunity for us to make a difference. We are proud to be playing a role in the growth of computer education in Egypt. Our strong local expertise in the field of information technology, and especially in similar projects, coupled with AMD's powerful platform, provide the ideal solution for this project."

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