What is Advanced Micro Devices Inc.?
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is a semiconductor company based in California. It was founded in 1969 by Jerry Sanders when he and his fellow disgruntled employees left Fairchild Semiconductors to form their own company. AMD has since grown to employ over 10,000 people and have a market capitalisation of more than $66 billion. AMD is a global company with R&D facilities and sales offices in 23 countries. It focuses on the two largest segments of the semiconductor and microchip market, consumer and enterprise. Within each segment they develop product lines for computer processing units (CPU) and graphics processing units.
While the company began by producing its own semiconductors, it has since outsourced assembly and testing through joint ventures with specialized manufacturing companies in Malaysia and China. This outsourcing makes ADM a ‘fabless’ company, allowing internal resources to be focused on design and sales.
Past performance of AMD stock price
AMD trading began with an IPO on September 27, 1972 when the company offered 620,000 shares of common stock over the counter at $15.50 per share. The shares were officially listed on the NYSE in October 1979 and subsequently moved to the NASDAQ in 2015. AMD stock has undergone six splits in its history, amounting to a 27:1 lifetime ratio. Advanced Micro Devices Ltd. negotiated a joint technology exchange in 1984 with its main rival Intel which increased the valuation substantially, qualifying AMD for inclusion on the Fortune 500 list of the most valuable public companies for the first time. Today the two companies dominate the CPU market with Intel still controlling the vast majority. AMD has made inroads over the years and currently controls anywhere from 25-32 per cent market share.
AMD shares have undergone a meteoric rise since hitting an all-time low of $1.61 per share in July of 2015. Prior to the market correction caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, AMD closed at an all-time high of $59.27 in February 2020.
How to invest in AMD Stock
AMD trading occurs on the NASDAQ exchange. AMD is also a component of the S&P 500 index, S&P 500 information technology index and the SOX Philadelphia semiconductor index. Traditionally, those looking to invest in AMD would purchase stock or an index AMD is included in. Traders are also able to purchase derivatives based on AMD stock such as CFDs.
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