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AMD History: Year 1

Who are the founders of AMD?

AMD was founded by Jerry Sanders, Edwin Turney, John Carey, Sven Simonsen, Jack Gifford, Larry Stenger, Jim Giles, and Frank Botte.

When did design and development efforts start at AMD?

AMD started design and development efforts in January 1969.

When was AMD incorporated?

AMD was incorporated as Advanced Micro Devices in May 1969.

How much venture capital did AMD raise?

AMD raised $1.5M USD in a single round of funding in July 1969.ย 

When did AMD launch its first product commercially?

AMD launched its first product commercially in November 1969.

When did AMD go public?

AMD started trading on the NYSE in October 1979.

Where was AMD headquartered?

AMD was/is headquartered in Sunnyvale, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of AMD?

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What was the version 1 of AMD's first product like?

NOV 1969

What are some of the pre-IPO stats for AMD?

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What were some of the extra materials about AMD?

2000 MAY Entepreneurs Betting It All: Jerry Sanders

2002 OCT Interview with W. Jerry Sanders

2007 OCT The Legacy of Fairchild Semiconductor

2022 NOV How Chip Giant AMD Finally Caught Intel