What it does: Semiconductor Manufacturing
Mission: Build great products that accelerate next-generation computing experiences.
Size and presence: Around 24000 globally in 17 locations.
Best known for: The company is a major supplier of microprocessors (computer chips).
The good bits: Great opportunity to learn about cutting edge technology
The not so good bits: Upper management seems to have all the power and take all the credit on certain teams
Founded in 1969 as a Silicon Valley start-up, the AMD journey began with dozens of employees focused on leading-edge semiconductor products. From those modest beginnings, AMD has grown into a global company setting the standard for modern computing through major technological achievements and many important industry firsts along the way.
Rooted in an innovation-driven culture, AMD employees collaborate every day to maximize the potential of modern computing, utilizing semiconductor innovation to transform how people live, work, learn and play.
Today, AMD offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of leadership high-performance and adaptive processor technologies, combining CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, Adaptive SoCs and deep software expertise to enable leadership computing platforms for cloud, edge and end devices.
Diversity and inclusion are key drivers that contribute to our ability to build great products that accelerate next-generation computing experiences. Research shows that businesses with diverse teams are more innovative, make better decisions and achieve higher performance. And inclusion initiatives foster a work environment that enables all employees to participate and thrive, which in turn creates a sense of community and purpose – what we at AMD call “belonging.”
As the technology industry and our role in society continue to grow, it is essential that we support the next generation of innovators whose diverse backgrounds can help create technological solutions for some of the world’s toughest challenges. In particular, Black and Hispanic workers remain underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce compared with their share of all workers. Women are also significantly underrepresented in STEM occupations, making up a quarter or fewer of workers in computing and engineering.1 While the tech sector has taken steps to make progress in recent years, it still has significant work to do.
At AMD, we see it as both a challenge and an opportunity for us to create a diverse workforce and promote a culture of belonging and inclusion.
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Build the high-performance computing and graphics products that will accelerate next-generation computing experiences
Work with leading hardware and software partners to build market momentum for AMD’s innovative and transformative solutions
Help cultivate our culture of innovation and inclusion through focused support and execution
Learn alongside the best and brightest and put your knowledge into practice through hands-on experience at AMD
The average estimated annual salary, including base and bonus, at AMD is $103,119, or $49 per hour, while the estimated median salary is $97,849, or $47 per hour.
At AMD, the highest paid job is a Group Engineering Manager at $246,513 annually and the lowest is a CS Rep at $46,394 annually. Average AMD salaries by department include: HR at $141,241, Product at $198,008, IT at $120,818, and Finance at $78,297. Half of AMD salaries are above $97,849.
At AMD, we develop semiconductor technology that helps to enable the future. Our high-performance processors power the servers for modern data centers, personal computers, game consoles, industrial devices and more. Our technologies help open possibilities for creators, researchers, inventors and explorers to tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges.
That’s why we are focused on creating the next generation of products that will positively benefit society and the planet. We aspire to embed environmental stewardship across our business, ensure safe and responsible workplaces in our global supply chain, and promote stronger communities where we live and work.
Corporate responsibility (CR) represents an integral aspect of our business, through which we aim to generate shared value with our employees, customers, suppliers, investors and communities. We look at CR through the lens of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, which allows us to prioritize where we need to focus our efforts to have the most impact and operationalize our goals into the business.
While we address a wide range of ESG-related issues, based on our latest materiality assessment, we are elevating four strategic areas that are important to our stakeholders and business.
AMD launched the lawsuit against its rival Intel, the world's leading microprocessor manufacturer. AMD has claimed that Intel engaged in unfair competition by offering rebates to Japanese PC manufacturers who agreed to eliminate or limit purchases of microprocessors made by AMD or a smaller manufacturer, Transmeta.