History of Component Manaufactures

 

History of AMD


History of Component Manaufactures
 

Over the course of AMD's three decades in business, silicon and software have become the steel and plastic of the worldwide digital economy. Technology companies have become global pacesetters, making technical advances at a prodigious rate — always driving the industry to deliver more and more, faster and faster.

However, “technology for technology's sake” is not the way AMD do business. AMD'shistory is marked by a commitment to innovation that's truly useful for customers — putting the real needs of people ahead of technical one-upmanship. AMD founder Jerry Sanders has always maintained that “customers should come first, at every stage of a company's activities.” Their current CEO, Hector de Jesus Ruiz, continues to carry the torch, saying, “Customer-centric innovation is the pre-eminent value at AMD. It is our reason for being and our strategy for success.”

AMD believe's the company history bears that out.


Information Copywrite AMD

    2000

AMD demonstrates Accelerated Computing platform that breaks teraflop performance barrier

 

  

AMD demonstrates the industry's first native quad-core x86 server processor

 

 

 

AMD introduces the world's highest performing processors for 1-8P x86 servers and workstations

 

 

 

AMD demonstrates world's first x86 dual-core processor

 

 

 

AMD acquires Alchemy Semiconductor for low-power, embedded processor technology

 

 

 

AMD Athlon™ MP processor debuts: the company's first multiprocessing platform

2007
AMD demonstrates Accelerated Computing platform that breaks teraflop performance barrier 
AMD introduces ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 series graphics processors to deliver The Ultimate Visual Experience™ graphics for desktop and mobile platforms

2006
AMD acquires ATI to create a new, innovative processing powerhouse CrossFire™ multi-GPU gaming platform debuts 
AMD LIVE!™ media center PCs debut 
Dell Inc. announces it will offer AMD processor-based systems
AMD begins revenue shipments of processors from Fab 36 
AMD's Shanghai Research and Development Center (SRDC) launches to focus on the development of AMD's next-generation mobile platforms 
AMD demonstrates the industry's first native quad-core x86 server processor 
AMD is a founding member of The Green Grid, an open, global organization designed to decrease IT facility energy usage patterns

2005
AMD introduces AMD Turion™ 64 mobile technology for notebook PCs and AMD Athlon™ 64 X 2 dual-core processor for desktop 
AMD introduces the world's highest performing processors for 1-8P x86 servers and workstations 
AMD files landmark antitrust litigation against Intel for illegally abusing its monopoly to exclude and limit competition 
Spansion™ goes public 
AMD announces grand opening of Fab 36 in Dresden, Germany 
ATI GPU is featured in Microsoft Xbox 360, revolutionizing high-definition gaming

2004
AMD demonstrates world's first x86 dual-core processor 
AMD announces the 50x15 Initiative with the goal of accelerating affordable Internet access and basic computing to 50 percent of the world's population by 2015 
Advanced Micro Devices (China) Co., Ltd. is established, headquartered in Beijing
ATI is listed in the NASDAQ 100
ATI introduces first 110nm GPUs (ATI Radeon™ X800 XL)

2003
AMD and IBM sign joint manufacturing technology development agreement to develop future generation manufacturing technologies 
AMD Opteron™ processor and AMD Athlon™ 64 processor debut 
With Fujitsu, AMD forms FASL, LLC, and a new company: Spansion™ 
AMD forms strategic alliance with Sun Microsystems and acquires National Semiconductor's x86 business
ATI introduces ATI Radeon™ 9600 XT: world's first high volume 0.13um low-k chips

2002
AMD acquires Alchemy Semiconductor for low-power, embedded processor technology 
AMD Cool'n'Quiet™ technology debuts with Athlon™ XP family: helps lower power consumption, enables quieter-running system, and delivers performance on-demand to maximize users' computing experience
ATI launches ATI Radeon™ 9700 Pro: world's first DirectX 9 graphics processor

2001
AMD Athlon™ MP processor debuts: the company's first multiprocessing platform 
AMD HyperTransport™ technology is adopted by Agilent, Apple Computer, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, IBM, nVidia, Sun, and Texas Instruments

2000
AMD is first to break the historic 1GHz (one billion clock cycles per second) with the AMD Athlon™ processor 
AMD introduces AMD PowerNow!™ technology with Mobile AMD-K6®-2+ processors 
ATI Radeon™ graphics technology debuts: leading product for high-end gaming and 3D workstations 
ATI acquires ArtX, Inc., a graphics chipset company 

    1990

Vantis, AMD's programmable logic business, sold to Lattice Semiconductor

 

 

ATI is first graphics company to provide hardware support for DVD acceleration and display

 

 

ATI is first graphics company to ship Mac-compatible graphics boards

 

 

 

 

 

ATI establishes ATI GmbH in Munich, Germany

1999
AMD Athlon™ processor becomes first seventh-generation processor for Microsoft® Windows® computing 
Vantis, AMD's programmable logic business, sold to Lattice Semiconductor

1998 
ATI is first company to introduce a complete set-top box design 
ATI ships its ten millionth AGP chip

1997
AMD introduces the AMD-K6® microprocessor: helps drive PC prices below $1,000 for the first time, making PCs affordable to average consumers 
ATI is first graphics company to provide hardware support for DVD acceleration and display
ATI is first graphics company to release products supporting Accelerated Graphics Port, the new industry standard

1996
AMD acquires NexGen, a microprocessor company
ATI releases industry's first 3D graphics chip, first combination graphics and TV tuner card, and first chip to display computer graphics on a television
ATI enters the notebook market with the industry's first notebook 3D graphics accelerator
ATI establishes ATI Ireland

1995
AMD introduces AMD-K5® microprocessor: first independently-designed, socket-compatible x86 microprocessor
ATI is first graphics company to ship Mac-compatible graphics boards

1994
AMD and Compaq Computer Corp. form long-term alliance to power Compaq computers with Am486 microprocessors 
ATI introduces Mach64™: first ATI graphics boards to accelerate motion video

1993
AMD Am486® microprocessor family debuts 
AMD establishes joint venture with Fujitsu to produce Flash memory products 
ATI goes public; stocks are listed on NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchange

1992
ATI introduces Mach32™: first ATI integrated graphics controller and accelerator in one chip 
ATI releases VESA Local Bus (VLB) products, followed by peripheral component interconnect (PCI_) products
ATI establishes ATI GmbH in Munich, Germany

1991
AMD's Am386® microprocessor family debuts
ATI introduces Mach8™ chip and board products: first ATI products to process graphics independently of the CPU

    1980

ATI assists in establishment of VESA standard for graphics industry

 

 

ATI secures major contract with Commodore Business Machines to supply 7000 chips per week

 

 

AMD is listed in "The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America

1989 
ATI assists in establishment of VESA standard for graphics industry

1988
Work begins on AMD Submicron Development Center

1987
AMD acquires Monolithic Memories, Inc. and enters programmable logic business 
ATI debuts EGA Wonder™ and VGA Wonder™

1986
ATI secures major contract with Commodore Business Machines to supply 7000 chips per week

1985
AMD is listed in Fortune 500 for the first time
ATI incorporates
ATI develops its first graphics controller and first graphics board product

1984
AMD is listed in "The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America

1982
At IBM's request, AMD signs an agreement to serve as a second source to Intel for IBM PC microprocessors

    1970

AMD debuts on the New York Stock Exchange

AMD introduces its first proprietary device: the Am2501 logic counter

1979
AMD debuts on the New York Stock Exchange

1979
Production begins in new AMD Austin manufacturing facility

1972
AMD goes public

1970
AMD introduces its first proprietary device: the Am2501 logic counter

    1960

AMD incorporates with $100,000; establishes headquarters in Sunnyvale, California

1969
AMD incorporates with $100,000; establishes headquarters in Sunnyvale, California