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Advanced Micro Devices, a Calif, US-based semiconductor company

  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)is a semiconductor company based in Sunnyvale, California.
  • It second-largest global supplier of microprocessors based on the x86 architecture computers (behind Intel).
  • It is one of the largest supplier of graphics processing units.
  • In August 2011, AMD achieved a Guinness World Record for the Highest frequency of a computer processor - clocking 8.429 GHz.
  • Since early 2009, GlobalFoundries is producing AMD's processors.
  • 7 of the 10 fastest supercomputers in the world are powered by AMD processors.
  • AMD processors are used in power crash safety test simulations for almost 2 million new cars that hit the road in the US in 2008.
  • 50% of Internet DNS traffic is routed on AMD-processor based servers.
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