Advanced Micro Devices

Company Overview

AMD announced availability of its first GPU-based on its new 14nm FinFET Polaris architecture. The Radeon™ RX 480 graphics card is designed to deliver premium VR experiences to the largest segment of GPU buyers. AMD announced the acquisition of software company HiAlgo Inc., a developer of unique PC gaming technologies, which will help drive future gaming innovation in Radeon Software that will benefit owners of Radeon™ RX Series GPUs and beyond. Microsoft announced the addition of two new AMD-powered game consoles. The Xbox One S will be available in August 2016, while the company’s Project Scorpio will arrive for Holiday 2017. AMD released its 21st annual corporate responsibility (CR) report and summary magazine, detailing the company’s progress towards its social and environmental goals, as well as outlining the CR impacts and opportunities in its supply chain and associated with the use of its products. AMD’s 25x20 energy efficiency initiative was named Environmental Leader’s “Project of the Year,” an award recognizing excellence and innovation leading to improved environmental or energy management. AMD launched its 7th Generation A-Series APU mobile processors (“Bristol Ridge”), designed to deliver up to 53 percent higher graphics performance and up to 51 percent higher compute performance versus competitive solutions, as well as improved energy efficiency of up to 12 percent compared to the previous generation. AMD conducted the world’s first live public demonstration of its upcoming x86 “Zen” processor core architecture in the next-generation AM4 desktop processor (codenamed “Summit Ridge”). Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that, as of May 26, 2016, it has sold more than 40 million AMD-powered PlayStation®4 game consoles worldwide. AMD introduced the AMD FirePro™ S7100X, the industry’s only hardware-virtualized GPU for blade servers. AMD joined with ARM, Huawei, IBM, Mellanox, Qualcomm Technologies and Xilinx to establish a new, open specification for high-performance, coherent interconnect technology designed to significantly improve compute efficiency for servers running datacenter workloads.

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