Advanced Micro Devices is a renowned American multinational semi-conductor company that is located in Santa Clara in California which usually develops computer processors and other related technologies for the business as well as consumer markets. While at the beginning it was manufacturing its processors, this company later outsourced the manufacturing of the processors. This is a practice that is known as fabless after the GlobalFoundries that spanned off in the year 2009. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth and earnings of AMD in the year 2018.
Advanced Micro Devices got to be incorporated in the year 1969 by Jerry Sanders together with other seven colleagues from the Fairchild Semiconductor. Sanders, who has is a professional electrical engineer and was director of the marketing at the Fairchild. He had grown to be frustrated by increasing lack of support and opportunity from the company. He went on to decide to leave this company so that he could be able to start his own. The year before this, Robert Noyce, who was the inventor of the debut integrated circuit or microchip in the year 1959 at the Fairchild? In 1969, AMD would move to its first temporary location in the Santa Clara to Sunnyvale.
In the year 1969, AMD would move to Sunnyvale in California. To ensure that they can secure a stable customer base, AMD became second source supplier of the microchips that were designed by the Fairchild and the National Semi-conductor. AMD has put its focus on the production of the logic chips. The company has been known for guarantying good quality control to the United States Military Standards, which is an added advantage in early computer industry since the unreliability in the microchips. The first product that was produced by the company was Am9300, which is 4 four bit MSI Shift Register, which they put in the market in 1970. Over time, they have come up with various products that have impressed very many people.
AMD has grown to become the second biggest supplier and the most significant rival to the Intel in the market for the x86 based microprocessors. From the time of acquiring the ATI in 2006, AMD together with its competitor dubbed NVidia have continued to maintain duopoly when it comes to the discrete Graphics Processing Unit Market. However, there is a likelihood that this will change in future as the Intel has implied that they will join in the market by the year 2020.
Net Worth & Earnings
AMD Company total revenue is estimated to be over $6 billion. The operating income of the company is estimated to be over $220 million while the net income is estimated to be $50 million. Total assets of the company are worth over $4 billion, and total equity is worth $650 million.
AMD has quite a long history with the Intel Company. In the year 1986, Intel Company went on and broke an agreement with the AMD which allowed them to manufacture Intel Micro-chips for the IBM and AMD filed for the arbitration in its favor.