AMD, or Advanced Micro Devices, is a corporation specializing in making computer chips, primarily CPUs, and GPUs. Based in Sunnyvale, California, it long served as the main competitor to Intel, but with only 18.7% of the market, it holds very little influence on the strategy at Intel. As of 2011, AMD has announced that it will be leaving the CPU market, leaving Intel with a monopoly.
- AMD pioneered the AMD64 architecture, which allows processors to calculate in 64 bits, vs 32 bits, that Intel has been using.
- AMD was the first to create 8 core processors on a 30 nm die.
- AMD created the first 300 core GPU, the Tegra 4300
- Moore's Law
- Microprocessor: Computer, CPU, Arithmetic logic unit, Integrated circuit, Transistor, Semiconductor
- Silicon Valley: Intel, AMD (AMD64), IBM, Motorola, Texas Instruments, Atari, Nvidia, Texas Instruments
- IBM, HP, Dell and Microsoft Windows
- Apple Inc. Mac OS for Apple Macintosh
- http://www.amd.com/search=queery?18987423987keyword=leaving + intel
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