Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. operates as a semiconductor company. The company offers primarily computing solutions comprised of x86 microprocessors, as standalone devices or as incorporated as an accelerated processing unit (APU), chipsets, embedded processors and dense servers; and graphics and visual solutions comprised of graphics processing units (GPUs), including professional graphics, semi-custom System-on-Chip (SOC) products, development services and technology for game consoles. Microprocessor Products The company designs, develops, and sells microprocessor products for desktop PCs, notebooks, tablets, hybrids, servers and embedded products. Its microprocessors and chipsets are incorporated into computing platforms that also include GPUs and core software to enable and advance the computing components. The company’s central processing units (CPUs) and APUs are manufactured primarily using 65 nanometer (nm), 45nm, 40nm, 32nm, or 28nm process technology. It bases its microprocessors and chipsets on the x86 instruction set architecture and the company’s Direct Connect Architecture, which connects an on-chip memory controller and input/output channels directly to various microprocessor cores. The company integrates two or more processor cores onto a single die, and each core has its own dedicated cache, which is memory that is located on the semiconductor die, permitting access to frequently used data and instructions. Desktop The company’s APUs for desktop PC platforms consist primarily of the AMD A Series APU and the AMD E-Series APUs. It also offers AMD FX CPUs for the enthusiast market. In June 2013, the company announced the 2013 Elite A-Series APU, codenamed ‘Richland’. In January 2014, the company began shipping the AMD A10-7850K and A10-7700K, codenamed ‘Kaveri,’ for desktops. Notebook, Tablet, Hybrid: The company’s notebook processors consist primarily of performance AMD A-Series APUs, and AMD E-Series APUs. It designed the AMD A-Series APU, codenamed ‘Trinity,’ for mainstream and ultrathin notebooks, and designed AMD E-Series APUs for mainstream notebooks. Its APUs for notebook platforms combine discrete-level AMD Radeon graphics, dedicated HD video processing and multi-core CPU processors on a single die which are designed for maximum performance and power efficiency. In May 2013, the company launched its 2013 AMD Mainstream quad-core x86 SOC, codenamed ‘Kabini,’ designed for entry-level and small-form factor touch notebooks, and the 2013 AMD Elite Mobility SOC, codenamed ‘Temash,’ its 28nm, quad-core x86 SOC designed for small form-factor notebooks, tablets and hybrids 13 inches and below. The company introduced the AMD Elite Quad-Core A4-1350 APU for tablets, hybrids and small-screen touch notebooks in September 2013. Server: The company’s microprocessors for server platforms consist of AMD Opteron 6000, 4000, 3000 CPU and X1150/X2150 APU series platform processors. In addition, to offering microprocessors for servers, the company offers dense server systems, designed to reduce power consumption and improve space efficiency for data centers. Its dense server products include the SeaMicro SM15000 server, as well as AMD’s SeaMicro Freedom Fabric Storage series of storage enclosures. Its fabric technology, the SeaMicro Freedom supercompute fabric, interconnects hundreds of card-sized motherboards and reduces the need for data networking equipment and eliminates hundreds of cables, simplifying data center operations. In 2013, the company launched Opteron X Series processors, a new family of high density, low power servers. Embedded Processor Products The company’s embedded products address customer needs in PC-adjacent markets. Its embedded products are used in applications that require high to moderate levels of performance. Customers of its embedded products include vendors in industrial control and automation, digital signage, point of sale/self-service kiosks, medical imaging, set-top box and casino gaming machines as well as enterprise class telecommunications, networking, security, storage systems and thin-clients, or computers that serve as an access device on a network.
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