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) and Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). Another important product are their motherboard chipsets for their CPUs. AMD started as a company that made products for Intel, another large hardware company, and competitor of AMD. In 2006 AMD bought ATI Technologies. with $4.3 billion dollars of cash and 52 million AMD stocks. In 2020 AMD said that they are buying Xilinx, a company that makes circuits that can be changed using computer code (FPGA).

Ryzen is AMD's brand name for their CPUs for normal use. Ryzen CPUs has had between 2 and 64 cores and can achieve speeds above 5 Gigahertz (or GHz). Radeon is their brand name for other computer products like GPUs and computer parts made by other companies that AMD put their brand on (OEM).

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  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.