Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., also known as AMD, is a semiconductor company operating in the global market. The company was incorporated in 1969 and is one of the oldest semiconductor manufacturers on the market today. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Advanced Micro Devices is fundamental to most verticals within the global economy.
Advanced Micro Devices operates in two segments; Computing And Graphics and Enterprise, Embedded, and Semi-Custom. Advanced Micro Devices products span a range of semiconductor applications including microprocessors, chipsets, GPUs, data centers, system-on-a-chip, development services, and technology for gaming consoles which gives it some of the broadest exposure of any semiconductor company today.
Advanced Micro Devices markets its high-performance products under a host of brands that include AMD Ryzen, AMD Ryzen PRO, Ryzen Threadripper, Ryzen Threadripper PRO, AMD Athlon, AMD Athlon PRO, AMD FX, AMD A-Series, AMD PRO A-Series, AMD Radeon graphics, and AMD Embedded Radeon graphics brands and there are pro-models available in all categories.
The company serves OEMs across all verticals, cloud service providers, independent distributors, online retailers, and add-in-board manufacturers through a network of direct sales, independent distributors, and sales representatives that have offices in all major markets.
Advanced Micro Devices is run by a team of industry-leading innovators who believe in the concepts of high-performance and adaptive computing. Adaptive Computing is a technology that can learn and alter its functioning and adapt to meet the needs of its users. The push toward adaptive computing is being led by Dr. Lisa Su who joined the team in 2012 as a Senior Vice President and is now Chairman of the Board and CEO. Before joining Advance Micro Devices Dr. Su spent 18 years working in various positions at two other very high-profile semiconductor companies that are still in operation today.
The factor that makes AMD stand out from the crowd is its twin focus on high-performance computing and high-performance graphics. This focus gives AMD an edge over the competition because it is the best at combining the two aspects into custom solutions that are driving innovations and advancements in other industries and fields of research. The latest innovation, and one hailed as the biggest advance in CPU cache technology in over a decade, is the creation of the AMD EPYC processors which include AMDs 3-D V-Cache technology. The V-Cache technology alters the way data is stored in the cache and is resulting in up to 66% improvement in performance.
If quality, performance, leadership, and innovation aren’t enough to sway an investor Advanced Micro Devices is also a leader in the push toward sustainable and green operations. The company is on track to meet the four pillars of its plan which are 1) a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 2) reach a 30X increase in efficiency for many of its processors 3) 100% of suppliers must have public GHG goals and 4) 80% of suppliers sourcing renewable energy by 2025.