Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)

About Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)

Company Description:


Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) stands at the forefront of semiconductor technology, driving innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies. Operating within the dynamic Technology sector, specifically in the Semiconductors industry, AMD is known for its pioneering role in pushing the boundaries of what is possible in microprocessor and GPU design.

Founded on May 1, 1969, by Jerry Sanders and his colleagues, AMD has grown from a Silicon Valley start-up to a multinational firm with a significant global presence. The company's headquarters are stationed at 2485 Augustine Drive, Santa Clara, CA, in the United States, a testament to its enduring commitment to innovation in the technology realm.


Main Product(s):


AMD's primary products encompass a wide range of microprocessors, GPUs, and related products. They are a critical supplier for the PC, server, and embedded systems markets, and their Radeon graphics technology is a staple in the gaming and professional markets.


Short History of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc:


  • May 1969 – Founded by Jerry Sanders and seven other semiconductor industry veterans.
  • September 1972 – AMD went public and has since grown into a key player in the semiconductor industry.
  • 1980s – The company expanded its product offerings to include microprocessors.
  • 2006 – Acquired ATI Technologies, marking its foray into the graphics market.
  • 2011 – Began strategic diversification with a focus on new chip designs.
  • 2014 – Dr. Lisa Su was appointed CEO, steering the company towards renewed growth.
  • 2020 – Announced the acquisition of Xilinx, further diversifying its product lineup.

Key Executives:

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Dr. Lisa T. Su Ph.D.Chair & CEO2.12M61.93M1970
Mr. Victor PengPresident6.09MN/A1960
Mr. Mark D. PapermasterCTO and Executive VP of Technology & Engineering1.14M4.84M1962
Mr. Paul Darren GrasbyExecutive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & President EMEA921.47k1.08M1970
Ms. Jean X. HuExecutive VP, CFO & TreasurerN/AN/A1963
Mr. Keivan KeshvariSenior Vice President of Global OperationsN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Darla M. SmithCorporate VP & Chief Accounting OfficerN/AN/A1966
Mr. Hasmukh RanjanSenior VP & Chief Information OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Harry A. WolinSenior VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary961.94k9.19M1963
Ms. Ruth CotterSenior Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Human ResourcesN/AN/AN/A

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