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AMD History and Trivia

AMD History and Trivia


 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) is an American multinational semiconductor company based in Sunnyvale, California, that develops computer processors and related technologies for commercial and consumer markets. It is a semiconductor design innovator leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its ground-breaking Advanced Micro Devices Fusion Accelerated Processing Units (APUs). Their graphics and computing technologies power a variety of solutions including PCs, game consoles and the servers that drive the Internet and businesses.

NYSE Ticker: AMD

TAGLINE: AMD. Smarter Choice.

HEADQUARTERS: One AMD Place, Sunnyvale, California, USA.


Advanced Micro Devices was founded on May 1, 1969, by a group of former executives from Fairchild Semiconductor, including Jerry Sanders III, Ed Turney, John Carey, Sven Simonsen, Jack Gifford and three members from Gifford’s team, Frank Botte, Jim Giles, and Larry Stenger.

AMD History

AMD History and Founders


*Advanced Micro Devices is the second-largest global supplier of microprocessors based on the x86 architecture and also one of the largest supplier of graphics processing units.

*Advanced Micro Devices’ first in-house x86 processor was the K5 which was launched in 1996. The “K” was a reference to Kryptonite, which from comic book lore, was the only substance (radioactive pieces of his home planet) which could harm Superman, a clear reference to Intel, which dominated in the market at the time, as “Superman”.

*After the merger between AMD and ATI, an initiative codenamed Fusion was announced that will merge a CPU and GPU on some of their entry level chips.

*Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand is the current brand ambassador for Advanced Micro Devices.

*50×15, digital inclusion, with targeted 50% of world population to be connected through Internet via affordable computers by the year of 2015.

*AMD History of main line of processors include: K series, Athlon/64, Opteron, Phenom, Duron, Sempron, Fusion, Bobcat and Bulldozer.

*The AMD History of codenames for it’s processors include SledgeHammer, Barcelona, Shanghai, Istanbul, Magny-Cours, Lisbon, Venus, Troy, Athens, Denmark, Italy, Egypt, Santa Ana, Santa Rosa, Budapest and Suzuka.

AMD History is a descriptive article pertaining to technology brands such as Dell and Adobe.

Quiz Updates , Reviews and Questions!

Quiz Updates

Malayala Manorama won the quiz followed by Swadisht Foods. Questions from Tata Crucible Kochi Prelimsand Kochi Finals

Coimbatore 2011: Chennai Silks won the quiz making it their Hattrick year. Review and Questions from Crucible Coimbatore here

Nagpur 2011: Bhilai Steel Plant won the quiz followed by Think. Review and Questions fromNagpur 2011 Crucible here

Hyderabad: Infosys then went on to win Tata Crucible Hyderabad by closely beating IBM.

Bhubaneshwar: Previous National Champions Vizag Steel representated by Sabyasachi Pani and Santanu Dey claim their spot in the 2011 Finals. Find the Bhubaneshwar Review and Questions here

19 cities this year.. Are you Ready for the Tata Crucible 2011?? National winners take home Rs 4 lakhs!! But worried you aren’t prepared yet? Participate in some of the older Tata Crucible quizzes and find out how you do here.


Upcoming Quiz – zes

Chennai Heroes awaiting the annual Landmark Quiz , get ready as the action is almost here. And worry not if you are not in Chennai as you can celebrate Independence Day with Quizzicus Indica at Bhubaneshwar.

And for the online junkies, B-Quizzed @ SIBM kicks off on 15th August through multi day online quizzes.

Mumbaikars get ready for iQuiz 2011 – one of the first Business Quizzes of the quizzing season on 28th August!

Students across Std 8 through 12 get ready to entertain yourself on Italian trivia as QuizItalia 2011 arrives to excite your brain cells

This is ofcourse to add to the Tata Crucible for Corporates , TCS IT Wiz for Schools and the  Mahindra Auto Quiz for Campus Students


Quiz : Brand Trivia

Do you know who is the World’s largest Tyre maker?

So, you’ve heard of Matchbox- now read more about Hot Wheels

Who has patented the Burping Seal sound?

Which cosmetics brand was founded by T.L Williams and named it by dedicating it to his sister?

Which company’s NYSE Ticker is DBD ?

Karl Esner’s company is named his company after his mother and the French for steel. Which company?

Do you remember the Sehwag ki Maa ad? Watch it again now!

What did Facebook acquire from the American Farm Bureau in 2010 for around $8 mn?

So which is the bigger company? Office Depot or Staples ?

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