AMD Recognized for Exemplary Corporate Responsibility With

AMD Recognized for Exemplary Corporate Responsibility With Listings
on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and the FTSE4Good
Index Series 
Most Recent Acknowledgement Pays Tribute to Products That Help
Scientists Advance Healthcare and Climate-Change Research While Also
Helping Today's Data Centers Be More Energy Efficient 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/22/12 --  AMD (NYSE: AMD)
announced today it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability
Index (DJSI) North America for the eighth consecutive year. The
company has also been added to the FTSE4Good Index Series. These most
recent acknowledgements highlight AMD's commitment to ethical and
sustainable business practices. 
"AMD is proud to be ranked among the world's leading sustainable
businesses and to have our commitment to ethical business practices
recognized by these influential investment indexes," said Tim Mohin,
director, Corporate Responsibility at AMD. "This recognition is a
testament to AMD's overall commitment to delivering products that
enable our customers to address today's critical technology
challenges while operating ethically and sustainably."  
AMD technology powers computers and servers that enable a better
world -- from helping scientists advance healthcare and
climate-change research to optimizing clean energy and allowing cloud
computing data centers to be more energy efficient. AMD's Accelerated
Processor Units (APUs) include power-saving features like AMD
AllDay(TM) Power designed to extend notebook battery life. APUs also
enable developers to take advantage of the parallel processing power
available in graphic processing units, which help applications run
faster and simultaneously. In addition, AMD's APU design permits PCs
to transition to lower power idle/sleep/off states for longer periods
of time. 
Multi-core AMD Opteron(TM) processors for servers incorporate power
management features, including enhanced AMD Virtualization(TM)
technology that helps cloud data center operators perform server
consolidation, increase utilization rates, and reduce overall power
and cooling requirements. AMD also recently introduced the SeaMicro
SM15000(TM) server, the most recent computing innovation from its
Data Center Server Solutions group that cements its position as the
technology leader in the micro server category. Micro servers deliver
massive efficiencies in power, space and bandwidth. The SeaMicro
SM10000-XE server is the highest-density, most energy-efficient
system available, using half the power, one-third the space and
delivering up to 12 times the bandwidth of today's best-in-class
server(1). With the SeaMicro SM10000-XE server, the innovative
trajectory broadens the benefits of the micro server to storage,
helping to solve the most pressing needs of the data center. 
"We are passionately committed to developing servers that takes less
space and consume less power," said Andrew Feldman, general manager
of the Data Center Server Solutions group, AMD. "Our technology
brings the economic benefits of efficiency -- namely reduced total
cost of ownership -- together with the social benefit of doing the
right thing for the environment. And when you can do both, it is an
easy decision." 
Improving AMD's Performance
 The DJSI family of indexes tracks the
stock performance of the world's leading companies in terms of
economic, environmental and social criteria. More than 2,500 of the
largest companies across 58 industry sectors are assessed, and only
companies that fulfill certain sustainability criteria better than
the majority of their peers are included on their indexes. AMD has
been a constituent of the DJSI family each year since their
inception. This year AMD achieved a 16%(2) increase in its overall
score, with improvements across all three sustainability categories.  
The FTSE4Good equity index series selects companies that have met
stringent social and environmental criteria, and are positioned to
capitalize on the benefits of responsible business practices. AMD was
added to the FTSE4Good Index in 2012. 
AMD is also included on three MSCI Inc. (formerly Morgan Stanley
Capital International) socially responsible investment (SRI) indexes:
The KLD 400 index; The World ESG; and The World SRI. In addition, AMD
was selected by Triodos Bank in 2012, ranking third of 24 companies
in the sector for investing based on sustainability performance.
Another SRI analyst firm, Oekom, rated AMD as "Prime Status." The
Oekom analysis resulted in AMD being one of only two semiconductor
companies listed on the Global Challenges Index -- an investment
index focused on the top global sustainability challenges of this
Sustainability Commitment
 For more information about AMD's
commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen, visit
A summary of the company's corporate responsibility report can be
downloaded at: 
About AMD 
 AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a semiconductor design innovator
leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its
ground-breaking AMD Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a
wide range of computing devices. AMD's server computing products are
focused on driving industry-leading cloud computing and
virtualization environments. AMD's superior graphics technologies are
found in a variety of solutions ranging from game consoles, PCs to
supercomputers. For more information, visit 
AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, Opteron, and combinations thereof, are
trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for
informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective
(1) 1/2 the power or twice the compute per-watt based on a comparison
of same throughput achieved by 28 traditional 2P Hex Core 1U Westmere
rack servers @ 7300 total watts at 100% utilization and 64 1P
SeaMicro servers in a single 10U chassis at 3,550 total watts at 100%
utilization, running SPEC_intrate and SPEC_fprate workload. 1/3 the
floor space or three times the compute-per-unit space is based on a
comparison of 28 1U traditional dual socket hex core servers plus 1RU
rack switch and 1RU terminal versus one SeaMicro chassis at 10U. 12X
throughput is based on a traditional Dual socket platform with 12
cores (2 socket x six cores) and 2x1GB NICs (2 Gig/12 cores = 167
Mbps bandwidth per core) compared to a SeaMicro single socket server
4 cores and aggregated bandwidth of up to 8 1 Gig NICs for each
socket (8 Gig/4 cores = 2Gbps bandwidth per core) 2/.167 = 12.
(2) Based on AMD Company Benchmark Scorecards generated from the SAM
Corporate Sustainability Assessments website. 
Andrew Fox
AMD Public Relations
(512) 602-9002 
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