ZDNet meldt dat AMD de produktie van de K6-III zal staken. De K6-III werd ongeveer een jaar geleden ge´ntroduceerd, maar heeft met de komst van de Athlon zijn positie op de markt verloren:
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has axed its year old K6-III range of microprocessors due to lack of demand.
[...] According to Romtec PC research analyst Nicky Bird, the death of the K6-III is no surprise. "With the [Athlon] at the top and the K6-2 at the bottom, the K6-III seemed to be getting squeezed out," Bird said. "The K6-2 has had good take-up but there seem to be few machines using the K6-III."
Bird also points out that this makes considerable sense from a marketing perspective. "AMD do not want the range to be too confusing," she said. "Two lines is a sensible number."