Advanced Micro Devices

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Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) is an American multinational semiconductor company based in Santa Clara, California that develops computer processors and related technologies for business and consumer markets.wikipedia
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GlobalFoundries

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While initially it manufactured its own processors, the company later outsourced its manufacturing, a practice known as fabless, after GlobalFoundries was spun off in 2009.
GlobalFoundries was created by the divestiture of the manufacturing arm of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).

X86

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AMD is the second-largest supplier and only significant rival to Intel in the market for x86-based microprocessors.
The architecture has been implemented in processors from Intel, Cyrix, AMD, VIA Technologies and many other companies; there are also open implementations, such as the Zet SoC platform (currently inactive).

ATI Technologies

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Since acquiring ATI in 2006, AMD and its competitor Nvidia have maintained a duopoly in the discrete graphics processing unit (GPU) market.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) acquired ATI in 2006.

Santa Clara County, California

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Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) is an American multinational semiconductor company based in Santa Clara, California that develops computer processors and related technologies for business and consumer markets.
Today, Santa Clara County is the headquarters for approximately 6500 high technology companies, including many of the largest tech companies in the world, among them hardware manufacturers AMD, Cisco Systems and Intel, computer and consumer electronics companies Apple Inc. and Hewlett-Packard, and internet companies eBay, Google, and Yahoo!.

Jerry Sanders (businessman)

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Advanced Micro Devices was formally incorporated on May 1, 1969, by Jerry Sanders, along with seven of his colleagues from Fairchild Semiconductor.
Walter Jeremiah Sanders III (born September 12, 1936) is an American businessman and is a co-founder and was a long-time CEO of the American semiconductor manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).

Nvidia

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Since acquiring ATI in 2006, AMD and its competitor Nvidia have maintained a duopoly in the discrete graphics processing unit (GPU) market.
Its primary GPU product line, labeled "GeForce", is in direct competition with Advanced Micro Devices' (AMD) "Radeon" products.

AMD Am2900

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By 1975, AMD entered the microprocessor market with the Am9080, a reverse-engineered clone of the Intel 8080, and the Am2900 bit-slice microprocessor family.
Am2900 is a family of integrated circuits (ICs) created in 1975 by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).

List of computer hardware manufacturers

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The company guaranteed quality control to United States Military Standard, an advantage in the early computer industry since unreliability in microchips was a distinct problem that customers – including computer manufacturers, the telecommunications industry, and instrument manufacturers – wanted to avoid.

Santa Clara, California

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In September 1969, AMD moved from its temporary location in Santa Clara to Sunnyvale, California.
Advanced Micro Devices, Affymetrix, Agilent Technologies, Applied Materials, Arista Networks, Aruba, Atheros, Chegg, Coherent, Extreme Networks, FileMaker, Hortonworks, Intel, Intevac, Marvell, McAfee, Move inc, National Semiconductor, Nvidia, OmniVision, Ooyala, Palo Alto Networks, PMC-Sierra, Rovi, Silicon Valley Bank, Synaptics and Trident Microsystems are among the companies headquartered in Santa Clara.

SeaMicro

AMD acquired the low-power server manufacturer SeaMicro in early 2012, with an eye to bringing out an ARM architecture server chip.
SeaMicro, Inc. was a subsidiary of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) that specialized in the ultra-dense computer server industry.

AMD Am9080

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By 1975, AMD entered the microprocessor market with the Am9080, a reverse-engineered clone of the Intel 8080, and the Am2900 bit-slice microprocessor family.
Am9080 is a CPU manufactured by AMD.

Intel 80286

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The main result of the 1982 agreement was that AMD became a second-source manufacturer of Intel's x86 microprocessors and related chips, and Intel provided AMD with database tapes for its 8086, 80186, and 80286 chips.
AMD and Harris later produced 16 MHz, 20 MHz and 25 MHz parts, respectively.

Lisa Su

He was succeeded by Lisa Su, a key lieutenant who had been serving as chief operating officer since June.
Lisa Su (born November 7, 1969) is a Taiwanese American business executive and electrical engineer, who is the CEO and president of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).

Sunnyvale, California

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In September 1969, AMD moved from its temporary location in Santa Clara to Sunnyvale, California.
Since then, numerous high-tech companies have established offices and headquarters in Sunnyvale, including Advanced Micro Devices and Yahoo.

Am386

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In 1991, it introduced its own 386-compatible Am386, an AMD-designed chip.
The Am386 CPU is a 100%-compatible clone of the Intel 80386 design released by AMD in March 1991.

AMD Am29000

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Beginning in 1986, AMD embraced the perceived shift toward RISC with their own AMD Am29000 (29k) processor; the 29k survived as an embedded processor.
The AMD Am29000, commonly shortened to 29k, is a family of 32-bit RISC microprocessors and microcontrollers developed and fabricated by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).

Hector Ruiz

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To assure the Abu Dhabi investors of the new venture's success, CEO Hector Ruiz stepped down as CEO of AMD in July 2008, while remaining Executive Chairman, in preparation for becoming Chairman of Global Foundries in March 2009.
Hector de Jesus Ruiz Cardenas (born December 25, 1945) is the chairman and CEO of [ Advanced Nanotechnology Solutions, Inc.] and former CEO & executive chairman of semiconductor company Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD).

64-bit computing

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In 1971, AMD entered the RAM chip market, beginning with the Am3101, a 64-bit bipolar RAM.
64-bit computing started to trickle down to the personal computer desktop from 2003 onward, when some models in Apple's Macintosh lines switched to PowerPC 970 processors (termed G5 by Apple), and AMD released its first 64-bit x86-64 processor.

Intel

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AMD is the second-largest supplier and only significant rival to Intel in the market for x86-based microprocessors.
During this period Intel became the dominant supplier of microprocessors for PCs and was known for aggressive and anti-competitive tactics in defense of its market position, particularly against Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), as well as a struggle with Microsoft for control over the direction of the PC industry.

AMD K5

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AMD's first in-house x86 processor was the K5, which was launched in 1996.
The K5 is AMD's first x86 processor to be developed entirely in-house.

Dirk Meyer

President and COO Dirk Meyer became AMD's CEO.
Derrick R. "Dirk" Meyer (born November 24, 1961) was a former Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Micro Devices, serving in the position from July 18, 2008 to January 10, 2011.

Austin, Texas

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In 1979, production also began in AMD's new semiconductor fab in Austin, Texas; the company already had overseas assembly facilities in Penang and Manila, and it began construction on a semiconductor fab in San Antonio in 1981.
Other high-tech companies with operations in Austin include 3M, Apple, Amazon, AMD, Apartment Ratings, Applied Materials, Arm Holdings, Bigcommerce, BioWare, Blizzard Entertainment, Buffalo Technology, Cirrus Logic, Cisco Systems, Dropbox, eBay, PayPal, Electronic Arts, Flextronics, Facebook, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Hoover's, HomeAway, Hostgator, Intel Corporation, National Instruments, Nintendo, Nvidia, Oracle, Polycom, Qualcomm, Inc., Rackspace, RetailMeNot, Rooster Teeth, Samsung Group, Silicon Laboratories, Spansion, United Devices, and Xerox.

AMD K6

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The result was the K6 processor, introduced in 1997.
The K6 microprocessor was launched by AMD in 1997.

Am5x86

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Another Am486-based processor, the Am5x86, was released in November 1995 and continued AMD's success as a fast, cost-effective processor.
The Am5x86 processor is an x86-compatible CPU introduced in 1995 by AMD for use in 486-class computer systems.

Sempron

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Sempron was released as a lower-cost Athlon XP, replacing Duron in the socket A PGA era.
Sempron has been the marketing name used by AMD for several different budget desktop CPUs, using several different technologies and CPU socket formats.