AMD is the only company that rivals Intel in the microprocessor business, as well as Nvidia in the graphics chip business.
The company was found in 1969 (just a year after Intel) by employees from Fairchild Semiconductor. In addition to its own proprietary chips, the company is a major “second source” for chips designed by other manufacturers.
One AMD Place
Sunnyvale, CA 94088-3453
Founded May, 1969
9,687 employees (as of 2014)