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12/1/08AMD to Present Keynote Speech at the Barclays Capital Global Technology Conference
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 1, 2008--AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that Randy Allen, Senior Vice President, Computing Solutions, will present at the Barclays Capital Global Technology Conference at 8:15 a.m. PT (11:15 a.m. ET) on Thursday, December 11, 2008 in San Francisco, California. A real-time audio webcast of the presentation will be available on the following website: http://cc.talkpoint.com/BARC002/120908a_jw... 
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12/1/08AMD to Present at Credit Suisse Annual Technology Conference
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 1, 2008--AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that Bob Rivet, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations and Administrative Officer, will present at the Credit Suisse Annual Technology Conference at 10:00 a.m. MT (12:00 p.m. ET) on Thursday, December 4, 2008 in Scottsdale, Arizona. A real-time audio webcast of the presentation will be available on amd.com. A real-time audio webcast of the breakout session will ... 
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11/19/08[video] Wall St. Network's 3-Minute Press Show Features Executive Interviews and Highlights Recent Press for the Following: GE, AMD, VAR, TTWO, GVHR, TUN, GLGI, PRVH, SNDTF, PHMB
NEW YORK, Nov 19, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Wall St. Network's 3-Minute Press Show is a daily program hosted by WSN reporter Tracee Tolentino that features in-depth interviews with public company executives on their company and most recent press releases. The show is designed to provide viewers with insight into a company's latest news, and its impact on the company's growth. Shows air Monday through Friday at: http://tv.wallst.net/3-min-press/3-min-... 
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10/16/08AMD Co-Founder, Ed Turney Dies
CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ed Turney, one of the eight founders of semiconductor-industry giant Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD), died yesterday at the age of 79. Brain cancer was the cause, said his brother, George. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday (Oct.18) in the Small Chapel at St. Simons Church, 1860 Grant Road in Los Altos, California, with interment at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 22555 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos. He will be buried in St. Th... 
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10/16/08AMD Reports Third Quarter Results
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AMD (NYSE:AMD) today reported third quarter 2008 revenue from continuing operations of $1.776 billion, including process technology license revenue of $191 million. Third quarter 2008 revenue increased 32 percent compared to the second quarter of 2008 and 14 percent compared to the third quarter of 2007. In the third quarter of 2008, AMD reported a net loss of $67 million, or $0.11 per share. For continuing operations, third quarter 2008 i... 
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10/6/08AMD To Make Significant Corporate Announcement
Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD): WHO: AMD President and CEO Dirk Meyer and additional company executives WHAT: Prepared comments followed by question and answer session for media and industry analysts WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 8:00 a.m. EDT (5:00 a.m. PDT) LOGISTICS: Toll Free dial-in: 866-206-6509 Toll dial-in: 703-639-1108 Conference ID: 1291724 Replay: Toll free: 888-266-2081 ... 
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7/17/08AMD Reports Second Quarter Results
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jul 17, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AMD (NYSE:AMD) today reported second quarter 2008 revenue from continuing operations of $1.349 billion, a seven percent decrease compared to the first quarter of 2008 and a three percent increase compared to the second quarter of 2007. As part of its previously communicated review of its non-core businesses, AMD decided to divest its Handheld and DTV product businesses, and therefore is classifying them as discontinued operations(1) for fi... 
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6/16/08AMD Opens New Austin Campus
AMD Completes $3 Million Commitment to Preserve Critical Open Space Texas Governor Rick Perry, Austin Mayor Will Wynn and Community Leaders Officially Open New Austin Campus AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 16, 2008--AMD (NYSE: AMD) today officially opened the doors of its new "Lone Star" campus in Austin, Texas, and announced that Westcave Preserve, Hill Country Conservancy and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center a... 
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6/16/08AMD Stream Processor First to Break 1 Teraflop Barrier
Next-generation AMD FireStream(TM) 9250 Processor Accelerates Scientific and Engineering Calculations, Efficiently Delivering Supercomputer Performance at up to Eight Gigaflops-Per-Watt DRESDEN, Germany, Jun 16, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- At the International Supercomputing Conference, AMD (NYSE:AMD) today introduced its next-generation stream processor, the AMD FireStream(TM) 9250, specifically designed to accelerate critical algorithms in high-performance computing (HPC), mainstream and c... 
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6/12/08AMD Announces Growing Support for its Next-Generation Notebook Platform with Eight New HP Notebooks
Commercial and Consumer Notebook PCs from HP Deliver the Ultimate HD Visual Performance on the Go BERLIN, Jun 12, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced growing OEM support for its next-generation notebook platform with the HP introduction of four consumer and four commercial AMD Business Class technology-based notebook PCs. These HP notebooks feature new AMD Turion(TM) X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processors with ATI Radeon(TM) HD 3000 Series Graphics for superior 3D perfo... 
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6/3/08AMD Launches New Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) Processors for One-Socket Servers and Workstations
--Platforms from HP, Dell, and Cray to deliver world-class performance and efficiency to customers ranging from SMBs to some of the world's largest supercomputers-- SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 3, 2008--Addressing customer demand for higher performing, uni-processor x86 solutions, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced three new Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) 1300 Series processors for one-socket servers and workstations. Global tier-one OEMs including HP an... 
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5/13/08Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) Processor-Based Systems Now Available from Sun Microsystems
Global and Regional OEM Platforms Have More Than Tripled to 24 in the Past Month SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 13, 2008--AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced enterprise customers now have more choices for rack-mount and blade systems based upon Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors with the launch of eight new innovative servers from Sun Microsystems. All systems are specifically designed to take advantage of the enhanced power management and virt... 
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5/5/08AMD Senior Vice President of Manufacturing, Doug Grose, Highlights Operations' Efficiency in Keynote Address
Initiatives Reduce AMD Cycle Time by 23 percent, Gets Products to Customers Faster CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 2008--In a keynote speech at the Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference, Doug Grose, AMD (NYSE:AMD) senior vice president for Manufacturing, Technology Development & Supply Chain Management, outlined a number of steps the company has taken to improve its manufacturing efficiency and customer-responsiveness. As... 
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5/5/08AMD Expands Charter for the OpenSolaris OS and Sun xVM at the AMD Operating System Research Center
Sun and AMD to More Tightly Couple Optimization between Software and Processor Technology SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 2008--AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that its Operating System Research Center (OSRC) has expanded its focus to include optimization and tuning advancements for Sun Microsystems' OpenSolaris Operating System and Sun xVM Virtualization family of products. This extends AMD's commitment to work together with technology software... 
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4/28/08AMD to Webcast Annual Meeting Of Stockholders
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 28, 2008--AMD (NYSE:AMD) will hold its Annual Meeting of Stockholders at 9 a.m. CDT (10 a.m. EDT) on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at The Lakeway Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas. AMD will provide a real-time audio webcast of the meeting on the Investor Relations page of its Web site at http://www.amd.com/us-en/Corporate/InvestorRelations/0,,51_306,00.html . The webcast will be available for 10 days after meeting. The 2007 Annual Report on... 
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4/17/08AMD Reports First Quarter Results
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 17, 2008--AMD (NYSE:AMD) today reported first quarter 2008 revenue of $1.505 billion, a net loss of $358 million, or $0.59 per share, and an operating loss of $264 million. These results include an impact of $50 million, or $0.08 per share, from ATI acquisition-related charges. First quarter revenue decreased 15 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2007 and increased 22 percent compared to the first quarter of 2007. In the fourth quarter ... 
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4/7/08AMD Provides Quick Time-to-Market Platform for Growing Networked Storage Market
Storage Bridge Bay Reference Design and new AMD Athlon(TM) X2 Dual-Core processors deliver more options for high-end embedded customers ORLANDO, Fla., Apr 07, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- At the Storage Networking World conference AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced availability of the first Reference Design Kit (RDK) for the Storage Bridge Bay (SBB) 2.0 Specification based on the AMD Athlon(TM) processor. This RDK can simplify the design process and provide a standardized platform powered by AMD... 
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3/31/08AMD Delivers Industry's First Commercially Available 3D Workstation Graphics Card with DisplayPort Support
ATI FireGL(TM) V7700 Provides Superb Performance and Image Quality for Professional 3D and Imaging Markets SUNNYVALE, Calif., Mar 31, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced it is advancing application performance with stunning imagery through the introduction of the first commercially available 3D workstation graphics card with DisplayPort support. The ATI FireGL(TM) V7700 professional graphics accelerator provides superior rendering speed, 3D performance and color fide... 
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3/27/08AMD Extends Energy-Efficient Processing Leadership with World's First 65-Watt Quad-Core Desktop Processor
AMD Phenom(TM) X4 9100e Processor Enables Full-featured, Sleek and Quiet Quad-Core PCs SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 27, 2008--AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced the availability of the world's first energy-efficient desktop quad-core processor, providing customers with a cool and quiet digital media workhorse. With AMD Phenom(TM) X4 9100e quad-core processors, digital media enthusiasts and performance-hungry users can experience the powerful co... 
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1/23/08AMD Unleashes the ATI Radeon(TM) HD 3400 and ATI Radeon(TM) HD 3600 Series, Delivering Leading-Edge Graphics Technology With Full Support for DirectX(R) 10.1, PCI Express(R) 2.0 and DisplayPort(TM)
Both Next-Generation Series of Graphics Processors Built on 55nm Process Technology, Available for Under $100 SEP SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 23, 2008--AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced the introduction and availability of the ATI Radeon(TM) HD 3400 and ATI Radeon(TM) HD 3600 series, the leading-edge entry-level and mainstream graphics processors (GPU) in the ATI Radeon(TM) HD 3000 series. Ranging in price from USD $49-$65 suggested e-tail pricing (SEP) for ... 
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1/23/08AMD Opteron(TM) Processor Helping Deliver High-Performance Storage Systems
Number of Leading Storage Systems Based on AMD Direct Connect Architecture Continues to Rise SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 23, 2008--AMD (NYSE:AMD) announced today that it continues to see strong demand among its commercial storage customers. There are currently more than 20 commercial storage systems available on the market today that rely on AMD's Direct Connect Architecture, including the recently announced Sun Microsystems StorageTek(TM) 5800 "Ho... 
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1/21/08AMD Increases Choice and Maintains Consistent Platform for Embedded Systems
TAIPEI, Taiwan, Jan 21, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- At the AMD Taiwan Embedded Forum this week, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced a significant number of platform-stable, energy-efficient additions to its embedded roadmap. The high performance AMD Turion(TM) 64 X2 Dual-Core processors TL-56 and TL-62 can deliver the exceptional leading edge 64-bit application performance and low power requested by designers in the industrial control, digital signage and point-of-sale embedded markets, while the energy... 
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1/17/08AMD Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Results
-- Record microprocessor unit shipments included nearly 400,000 quad-core processors -- Fourth quarter non-GAAP operating loss reduced to $9 million(1) -- Fourth quarter gross margin improved 3 points sequentially to 44 percent SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 17, 2008--AMD (NYSE:AMD) today reported fourth quarter 2007 revenue of $1.770 billion, an 8 percent increase compared to the third quarter of 2007 and flat compared to the... 
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1/8/08AMD Equips OEMs to Deliver the Ultimate Visual Experience(TM) with Forthcoming AMD LIVE!(TM) Ultra Desktop and Notebook PCs
--AMD LIVE! Explorer PC Software to Deliver Immersive HD Entertainment on Innovative AMD Platforms Combining Powerful Computing and Graphics-- SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 8, 2008--AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced AMD LIVE!(TM) Ultra, a new PC brand to help consumers identify forthcoming desktop and notebook PCs designed to deliver the ultimate visual entertainment experience. AMD LIVE! Ultra-branded PCs will be powered by AMD multi-core pla... 
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1/7/08AMD Introduces ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 3000 Series - First Microsoft DirectX(R) 10.1 Graphics Processors for Notebook PCs
Feature-rich graphics solutions to power next-generation AMD notebook platform built for a high-definition, mobile world LAS VEGAS, Jan 07, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 3000 series, a new family of discrete graphics for high-definition gaming and video in notebook PCs. The initial offerings consist of ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 3400 series and ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 3600 series. ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series allows notebo... 
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1/7/08AMD Displays Technology Leadership With New AMD Xilleon(TM) Panel Processors for Outstanding LCD TV Image Quality
AMD and Samsung Collaborate to Bring The Ultimate Visual Experience(TM) to Life in New Large-Panel LCD TVs SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan 07, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AMD (NYSE:AMD) today unveiled a new family of AMD Xilleon(TM) panel processors designed to provide unrivaled visual quality in liquid crystal display (LCD) digital TVs. AMD's new panel processors deliver advanced motion compensation and frame rate conversion technology for excellent image processing, resulting in a rich, immersive ... 
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