Advanced Micro Devices

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Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Traded as
FoundedMay 1, 1969; 52 years ago (1969-05-01)
FounderJerry Sanders
Area served
Key people
ProductsCentral processing units
Graphics processing unit
Systems-on-chip (SoCs)
Motherboard chipsets
Network interface controllers
Embedded processors
Solid-state drives
TV accessories
RevenueIncrease $9.76 billion[1] (2020)
Increase $1.37 billion[1] (2020)
Increase $2.49 billion[1] (2020)
Total assetsIncrease $8.96 billion[1] (2020)
Total equityIncrease $5.84 billion[1] (2020)

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) is a large American company from Sunnyvale, California that makes computer hardware. It makes many different computer parts, but it is most famous for its central processing units (CPUs). Another important product are motherboard chipsets. It started as a company that made products for Intel, another large hardware company. In 2006 they bought ATI Technologies.

Ryzen is AMD's brand name for their CPUs. Ryzen CPUs have between 2 and 32 cores and can achieve speeds above 4 Gigahertz (or GHz). Radeon is their brand name for other computer products like GPUs.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "AMD Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual 2020 Financial Results". Advanced Micro Devices. January 26, 2021. Retrieved January 28, 2021.