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Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Traded as
  • NASDAQ 100 component
  • S&P 500 component
Industry Semiconductors
Founded May 1, 1969; 54 years ago (1969-05-01)
Founder Jerry Sanders
Headquarters ,
Area served
Key people
Products Central processing units
Graphics processing unit
Systems-on-chip (SoCs)
Motherboard chipsets
Network interface controllers
Embedded processors
Solid-state drives
TV accessories
Revenue Increase
Operating income
Total assets Increase
Total equity Increase

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. Today, AMD's current line of CPUs is known as Ryzen. Ryzen CPUs have between 2 and 32 cores and can achieve speeds above 4 Gigahertz (or GHz). In 2006 they bought ATI Technologies.

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