Intel vs. AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) Comparison Essay by Paramount

Intel vs. AMD (Advanced Micro Devices)
A comparative evaluation of the two leading manufacturers of microprocessors--Intel and AMD (Advanced Micro Devices).
# 9845 | 1,594 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 31, 2003 in Business (Companies) , Business (Industries) , Computer and Technology (Technology)

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This paper gives a brief overview of the history of both Intel and AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) and their position in the world markets. Both companies compete extensively trying to sell their products, not only in the United States but also all around the world. They are currently spending an enormous amount of money in the research and development arena to provide computer users with newer and more sophisticated products. This paper compares their main products, the AMD Athlon and the Intel Pentium chip based on a few standard benchmark measurements common in the microchip industry.

From the Paper:

"Robert Noyce, Andrew S. Grove and Gordon Moore founded Intel in 1968 to build semiconductor memory products.(LaPedus, 2001) The company's net revenues in 2001 were estimated at $26.5 billion. Intel is a publicly traded company with the stock symbol "INTC." (Market, 2002) It also consistently makes the Fortune500 list. Intel developed and introduced the world's first microprocessor in 1971. Today, Intel supplies the computing and communications industries with chips, motherboards, and systems and software building blocks that are the basic components of computers, servers, and network and communications products. Intel has 12 fabrication facilities, and 12 assembly and test facilities worldwide."

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