Advanced Micro Devices

American multinational semiconductor company

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) is a large American company from Sunnyvale, California that makes computer hardware components. 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 of cash and 52 million AMD stocks.[2] In 2020, AMD said that they are buying Xilinx, a company that makes circuits that can be changed using computer code (FPGA).[3]

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Public
Traded as
IndustrySemiconductors
FoundedMay 1, 1969; 53 years ago (1969-05-01)
FounderJerry Sanders
Headquarters,
U.S.
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
ProductsCentral processing units
Graphics processing unit
Microprocessors
Systems-on-chip (SoCs)
Motherboard chipsets
Network interface controllers
Embedded processors
Solid-state drives
Drivers
TV accessories
RevenueIncrease $16.4 billion[1] (2021)
Increase $3.65 billion[1] (2021)
Increase $3.16 billion[1] (2021)
Total assetsIncrease $12.4 billion[1] (2021)
Total equityIncrease $7.5 billion[1] (2021)
Websitewww.amd.com

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).

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "AMD Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual 2021 Financial Results". Advanced Micro Devices. February 1, 2022. Retrieved February 2, 2022.
  2. "CNW Group". web.archive.org. October 12, 2007. Retrieved May 3, 2022.
  3. Lee, Jane Lanhee (February 14, 2022). "AMD closes record chip industry deal with estimated $50 billion purchase of Xilinx". Reuters. Retrieved May 3, 2022.