Monday, July 20, 2009

Processor's Manufacturing Company

AMD or Advanced Micro Devices is a company that has been producing semiconductors, microchips, CPUs, motherboards, and other types of computer equipment for the last 40 years. That makes them the second largest company in this sector currently after Intel.

Intel, or the Intel Corporation, was founded a year earlier in 1968. Both companies were incorporated in Silicon Valley in the USA, and are leaders in research and development in the field. These multinational companies are also well known for developing production facilities in Asia, such as in Taiwan, China, Malaysia, and Singapore. Nevertheless, it is said their products are in use in every country where PCs are used.

Both AMD and Intel produce mother boards which are the circuitry at the base of all personal computers. AMD and Intel also create CPU or Central Processing Unit chips for the personal computer. While both are in the same industry but are always vying against each other for marketshare and technological changes.





AMD


Intel




Company Type:
Public
Public

Listed on:
NYSE (AMD)
NASDAQ (INTC), SEHK (4335)

Founded:
1969
1968

Headquarters:
Sunnyvale, California
Santa Clara, California

CEO:
Hector Ruiz
Paul S Otellini

Products:
Microprocessors, Motherboard chipsets, DTV decoder chips, Handheld media chips
Microprocessors, Flash memory, Motherboard chipsets, Network interface cards, Bluetooth chipsets

Revenue:
$5.649 billion in 2006
$31.5 billion in 2006

Net income:
$166 million
$5 billion

Employees:
16,719
94,100

Slogan:
Smarter Choice
Leap Ahead

Website:
www.amd.com
www.intel.com

Stands for:
Advanced Micro Devices
Intel Corporation

What is it?:
A company that produces CPU chips, motherboards, and other circuitry for personal computers / Windows software.
World’s leading manufacturer of CPU chips. Also produces motherboards and other circuitry for personal computers / Windows software

Subsidiaries:
ATI Technologies