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.[3] In 2020, AMD said that they are buying Xilinx, a company that makes circuits that can be changed using computer code (FPGA).[4]

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Company typePublic
FoundedMay 1, 1969; 55 years ago (1969-05-01)
FounderJerry Sanders
Area served
Key people
ProductsCentral processing units
Graphics processing unit
System on a chips (SoCs)
Motherboard chipsets
Network interface controllers
Embedded processors
Solid-state drives
TV accessories
RevenueIncrease $22.7 billion[1] (2023)
Increase $401 million[1] (2023)
Increase $854 million[1] (2023)
Total assetsIncrease $12.4 billion[2] (2021)
Total equityIncrease $7.5 billion[2] (2021)
Number of employees
15,500 (2021) Edit this on Wikidata

Ryzen is AMD's brand name for their CPUs for normal use. Ryzen CPUs have between 2 and 64 cores and can achieve speeds above 5 gigahertz (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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  2. 2.0 2.1 "AMD Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual 2021 Financial Results". AMD. February 1, 2022. Retrieved February 2, 2022.
  3. "CNW Group". October 12, 2007. Archived from the original on October 12, 2007. Retrieved May 3, 2022.
  4. Lee, Jane Lanhee (February 14, 2022). "AMD closes record chip industry deal with estimated $50 billion purchase of Xilinx". Reuters. Retrieved May 3, 2022.

Other websites

  • Official website