AMD

EstablishedMay 1, 1969
CEO2008 - current: Dirk Meyer
2002 - 2008: Hector Ruiz
1969 - 2002: Jerry Sanders
Websitewww.amd.com
Revenue2007: $6.013 billion
2000: $4.6 billion
1974: 26.5 million
NYSE stock symbolAMD
Number of Employees 2006: 16,500
2003: 14,353
1970: 53
HeadquartersSunnyvale, California
Mergers, Acquisitions, Spinoffs, Sales 1987: acquired Monolithic Memories, Inc. (programmable logic)
1993: established joint venture for production of flash memories with Fujitsu
1996: acquired NexGen (microprocessors)
1999: sold Vantis (programmable logic) to Lattice Semiconductor Corporation for $500 million in cash
2002: acquired Alchemy Semiconductor (low-power embedded processors)
2003: formed FASL, LLC (Spansion flash memory) with Fujitsu
2003: acquired x86 business (embedded processors) from National Semiconductor
2006: acquired ATI (video cards)
Important trade agreements1976: signed patent cross-license agreement with Intel.
1982: signed technology exchange agreement with Intel
Trademarkshttp://www.amd.com/us-en/Trademarkinformation/0,,1435_1442,00.html
Lawsuits

1987 - 1994: Arbitration action against Intel. AMD was awarded rights to manufacture and sell AMD 80386 microprocessors in 1992. The California Supreme Court confirmed decision of the arbitration court in 1994.

1990 - 1994: Intel claimed copyright infringement in microcode of AMD 80C287 math coprocessor. Jury confirmed AMD's right to use Intel microcode in 80C287 math coprocessors.

1991 - 1995: AMD filed antitrust lawsuit against Intel. The case was settled in 1995.

1991: Intel claimed copyright infringement in microcode of AMD 80386 processor.

1993: Intel claimed copyright infringement in microcode of AMD 80486 processor.

1997: Intel filed trademark infringement of the trademark MMX against AMD and Cyrix. The case was settled in 1997.

2001: AMD filed a complaint with the European Commission against Intel and claimed abuse of company's dominant position in the market and violation of anti-monopoly rules.

2005: AMD filed antitrust lawsuit against Intel.

First productAm2501 logic counter (1970)
CPU, FPU and MCU familiesNote: the list of families is incomplete
         9511
1975: 2901 (Bit Slice processor)
1988: 29100 (Bit Slice Processor)
1988: 29000
199?: 29030
199?: 29040
1996: K5
1997: K6
1998: K6-2
1999: K6-III
1999: Athlon
2000: Duron
2000: Mobile Duron
2001: Athlon XP
2001: Athlon MP
2001: Mobile Athlon 4
2002: Athlon XP-M
2004: Sempron
         Geode NX
2003: AMD Athlon 64
2003: Opteron
2003: Athlon 64 FX
2003?: Sempron 64
2003?: Mobile K8 Athlon XP-M
2003: Mobile Athlon 64
2004: Mobile Sempron
2005: Turion 64 mobile technology
2005: Athlon 64 X2
2005: Dual-Core Opteron
2005: Turion 64 Mobile technology
2005?: Athlon 64 X2 for Notebooks
2006: Second Generation Opteron
2006: Turion 64 X2 Mobile technology
2007: Third Generation Opteron
2008?: Sempron X2
2008: Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core
2009: Sempron for Ultrathin Notebooks
2008: Phenom X3
2008: Phenom X4
2009: Athlon Neo for Ultrathin Notebooks
2009: Phenom II X4

Second source processors
8080
8085
AMD
Z8000
8088
80186
80188
80286
80287
80386
80486
Geode GX2
Geode SC1200
Geode SC2200

Embedded processors and systems on a chip
ElanSC400
Geode LX

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