Happy 45th Birthday To AMD

Happy 45th Anniversary to Advanced Micro Devices! AMD 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. The rest is history! Check out the groundbreaking photo from 1969 in Sunnyvale, California.

 

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  • sdgsdgdsgsd

    lol AMD is still relevant thesedays?

    • Anono

      Yes, where were you the past 15 years?

  • Terry Perry

    If i took all the money i’ve spent on their products over the years and went back to 69 bought stock instead i’d be preety rich today.

  • Khaled Mohamed Gharib

    What was their first product(s) ?

    • Medallish

      AMD was acting as a second source supplier of Intel 8080 processors. According to Wikipedia at first it wasn’t licensed, and then it became licensed. But it’s well known AMD has acted as a second supplier of Intel compatible Chips to IBM because it was their policy to only deal with a company if there was a second supplier.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_Am9080