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AMD, also known as Advanced Micro Devices, is a semiconductor company based in Sunnyvale, California. The company was founded on May 1, 1969 by a group of ex-Fairchild Semiconductor executives. AMD's products include microprocessors, motherboard chipsets, embedded processors, and graphics processors for servers, workstations and personal computers. The company also offers embedded systems applications. Currently, AMD is the second-largest supplier of x86 architecture-based microprocessors and one of the largest GPU suppliers in the world.

AMD Radeon HD 8000M (Partially) Revealed

12/17/2012, Earlier today AMD’s Jay Marsden presented early news of the company’s latest mobile GPU series called Radeon HD 800M. At the moment, there is only partial information and AMD is going to show more at CES 2013, but the company was willing to...

AMD Z60 processor uniquely positioned for Windows 8 tablets

10/09/2012, Timed with the imminent arrival of Windows 8, AMD’s new Z60 APU (Accelerated Processor Unit) is attacking a market that was previously not really covered: Windows tablet that are both thin and light, but with good graphics performance. By...

AMD releases Android emulator for AMD-equipped PCs

09/27/2012, While it’s always been possible to emulate an Android device on a Windows PC, to this point it hasn’t been practical for most users and would best be described as a developer tool. But if you’ve got a PC with an AMD chip inside, you can...

AMD invests into CiiNOW, a cloud gaming company

09/11/2012, AMD has just announced that it has become an investor in CiiNOW, a cloud gaming company that streams PC games to any client devices like computers, smartphones, tablets or set top boxes. If this sounds familiar, it’s because it is very similar to...

AMD LiveBox works right from a power outlet

06/07/2012, When we talk about a small form factor PC, surely the name Shuttle comes into mind. However, AMD might just gain the upper hand here, coming up with a low power, small form factor design computer which is tiny enough for you to hold in a single hand....

AMD 2nd-Generation A-Series APU Launched

05/15/2012, AMD has just launched its second generation of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) which was formerly codenamed “Trinity”. According to AMD, this design doubles the performance per watt when compared to the first generation APUs. It also...

HP ENVY Ultrabook and Sleekbook

05/08/2012,   HP is launching the latest additions to its ENVY lineup in the thin category, namely the HP ENVY Ultrabook and the HP ENVY Sleekbook . Both series offer very similar configurations, and since the Ultrabooks have to be powered only by Intel...

Former Intel Employee Pleads Guilty for Data Theft

04/09/2012, On Friday last, former Intel employee Biswamohan Pani pleaded guilty of data theft charges after he allegedly stole $1 billion worth of trade secrets from Intel. Intel has reviewed the data that was stolen and adjusted the value of information to be...

AMD Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 GPUs Launched

03/05/2012, AMD has just announced its new Radeon HD 7870 and Radeon HD 7850 graphics cards. The overall performance is very good, and we were particularly impressed by how well the Radeon HD 7870 performs in games like BattleField 3: it matches NVIDIA’s GTX 580,...

AMD was interested in acquiring NVIDIA before ATI?

02/24/2012, Back in 2006, AMD acquired ATI in order to gain foothold in the GPU business – but did you know that it could have been NVIDIA in ATI’s place instead? According to a report from Forbes, which recently got an ex-AMD employee to spill the beans –...

AMD’s faulty Llano chip never made it to Apple’s MacBook Air

02/23/2012, Ex-AMD employees shared with the world that Apple actually took a close look at its “Llano” chip, mulling over whether it will make the grade for a new MacBook Air model – but it seems that there were far too many faulty parts in the...

Compal Trinity ODM reference unit spotted

02/02/2012, Engadget was down at AMD’s Financial Analyst day, and they managed to make their way to the demo area before capturing an image of the ODM reference unit from Compal that ran on AMD’s soon-to-be-realized Trinity APU. This particular...

AMD to double down on mobility, thin & light

02/02/2012, During its Analyst day, AMD’s CEO Rory Read said that his company would “leverage its PC chips technology” to enter the tablet market. He also said that AMD would stay away from smartphones at the moment, because it is a...

AMD Radeon HD 7950 graphics card now available

01/31/2012, Planning to get a new graphics card for your new gaming desktop? AMD might just have what you need. The company today announced the worldwide availability of the AMD Radeon HD 7950 graphics card for desktop computers. It is the second graphics card based...