Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. or AMD is a semiconductor company based in Sunnyvale, California, that develops computer processors and related technologies for commercial and consumer markets. Its main products include microprocessors, motherboard chipsets, embedded processors and graphics processors for servers, workstations and personal computers, and embedded systems applications. AMD is the only significant rival to Intel in the central processor (CPU) market for (x86 based) personal computers. AMD's portfolio of dedicated graphics processors includes product families and associated technologies aimed at the consumer, professional and high-performance computing markets. AMD Catalyst is a collection of proprietary device drivers software available for most platforms, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Linux users can also opt to use open-source drivers, whose development is assisted by AMD. Hardware component companies which only provide proprietary drivers have always been urged by the open-source community to make their drivers free software, or at least provide the necessary documentation for the community to write their own drivers.
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“AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a semiconductor design innovator leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its groundbreaking AMD Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a wide range of computing devices. AMD’s server computing products are fo”