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.