At AMD, corporate responsibilityguides our company’s cultureand drives everything we do. Oursuccess in business is built on acore value of respect for people.From our employees aroundthe world, to our customers andpartners, to the families who live inthe communities where we operate- people come ﬁrst and foremost.
We strive to serve the needs of customersthrough innovative technologies thatbreak new ground, such as acceleratedcomputing. Accelerated computing is aframework that improves how hardware andsoftware interact to support emerging application areas and evolvingworkloads while providing energy efﬁciency, great performance, andcompetitively priced computer systems. We believe that acceleratedcomputing embodies a rapidly approaching paradigm shift thatwill create many opportunities to customize computer systems byproviding targeted, precise solutions for different kinds of workloads,whether at work, home, or play.
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This report provides information on programs addressingenvironmental protection, social responsibility, and economicperformance at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) and consolidatedsubsidiaries. Operational data for 2008 contained in this report is for AMD majority-owned and operated facilities located in Sunnyvale,California; Austin, Texas; Markham, Ontario; Dresden, Germany;Penang, Malaysia; Singapore; and Suzhou, Peoples Republic of Chinafor the period January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008. Financialinformation is for AMD’s ﬁscal years ended December 31, 2006,December 29, 2007 and December 27, 2008. Additionally, the reportincludes information for newly formed GLOBALFOUNDRIES, formerly AMD’s wafer manufacturing and associated wafer manufacturingresearch and development operations. GLOBALFOUNDRIES waslaunched March 3, 2009 and is a semiconductor foundry formed by a joint venture between AMD [NYSE: AMD] and Advanced TechnologyInvestment Company (ATIC). AMD has produced annual reports on the company’s environmental,health, and safety (EHS) operations since 1995. The companyadded aspects of economic and social responsibility in our ﬁrstSustainability Progress Report covering 2000. Sustainability and laterCorporate Responsibility reports were issued annually through 2005.Sustainability-related information was posted on AMD’s website in2006 and 2007 and is currently maintained with the most up-to-datedata at:www.amd.com/corporateresponsibility. AMD incorporates elements of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises in this report.With the exception of ﬁnancial information, operating data providedin this report has not been veriﬁed. Operating data is collected frommany different global locations using well established processes thatinclude a rigorous review of the data and explanation of trends.