Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

AMDAMD 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)