AMD Showcases How Innovation and Partnerships Advance Corporate Responsibility

Energy-efficient, high-performance AMD products and deep collaborations help solve the most important global challenges

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)  AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today released its annu짯al Cor짯po짯ra짯te Respon짯si짯bi짯li짯ty (CR) Report, detail짯ing pro짯gress toward goals span짯ning envi짯ron짯men짯tal sus짯taina짯bi짯li짯tydigi짯tal impactsup짯p짯ly chain respon짯si짯bi짯li짯ty; and diver짯si짯ty, belon짯ging and inclu짯si짯on. For 28 years AMD has repor짯ted on its CR pro짯grams and initia짯ti짯ves, and this is the company셲 first report incor짯po짯ra짯ting envi짯ron짯men짯tal and social data from recent acquisitions.

At AMD, Cor짯po짯ra짯te Respon짯si짯bi짯li짯ty is an inte짯gral part of our busi짯ness stra짯tegy, cul짯tu짯re and the rela짯ti짯onships we fos짯ter with our cus짯to짯mers and part짯ners, said Sus짯an Moo짯re, cor짯po짯ra짯te vice pre짯si짯dent of Cor짯po짯ra짯te Respon짯si짯bi짯li짯ty and Inter짯na짯tio짯nal Govern짯ment Affairs at AMD and pre짯si짯dent of the AMD Foun짯da짯ti짯on. 쏷og짯e짯ther with our employees, part짯ners and cus짯to짯mers, we are focu짯sed on respon짯si짯bly desig짯ning and deli짯ve짯ring high-per짯for짯mance and adap짯ti짯ve com짯pu짯ting solu짯ti짯ons for a more con짯nec짯ted, sus짯tainable and inclu짯si짯ve world.

AMD con짯duc짯ted a new envi짯ron짯men짯tal, social and gover짯nan짯ce (ESG) mate짯ria짯li짯ty assess짯ment1 in 2023 to deter짯mi짯ne its most important issues in cor짯po짯ra짯te respon짯si짯bi짯li짯ty based on their poten짯ti짯al impact on the busi짯ness and the poten짯ti짯al impact the busi짯ness has on socie짯ty and the envi짯ron짯ment, known as 쐂ou짯ble mate짯ria짯li짯ty. The assess짯ment reaf짯firm짯ed exis짯ting focus are짯as, inclu짯ding topics such as pro짯duct ener짯gy effi짯ci짯en짯cy; diver짯si짯ty, belon짯ging and inclu짯si짯on; respon짯si짯ble sourcing; and human rights in the sup짯p짯ly chain. Respon짯si짯ble arti짯fi짯ci짯al intel짯li짯gence (AI) and pro짯duct use emer짯ged as new issues with high impact on both AMD and socie짯ty. AI is an immense oppor짯tu짯ni짯ty that comes with uni짯que chal짯lenges, and AMD is com짯mit짯ted to working with the indus짯try to inno짯va짯te and deploy AI for good while redu짯cing risks.

Key high짯lights from this year셲 report include:

  • Acce짯le짯ra짯ting sus짯tainable com짯pu짯ting: Semi짯con짯duc짯tors have an important role to play in the glo짯bal respon짯se to the cli짯ma짯te cri짯sis, powe짯ring cri짯ti짯cal rese짯arch and enab짯ling more ener짯gy-effi짯ci짯ent devices. As the demand for com짯pu짯te-inten짯si짯ve workloads like AI and high per짯for짯mance com짯pu짯ting (HPC) acce짯le짯ra짯tes, pro짯ces짯sor ener짯gy con짯sump짯ti짯on is of cri짯ti짯cal importance. AMD prio짯ri짯ti짯zes inno짯va짯tions that impro짯ve both per짯for짯mance and envi짯ron짯men짯tal sus짯taina짯bi짯li짯ty through its goal to deli짯ver 30x ener짯gy effi짯ci짯en짯cy impro짯ve짯ment in pro짯ces짯sors and acce짯le짯ra짯tors for AI-trai짯ning and HPC by 2025.2 For 2023, AMD is on track toward achie짯ving 13.5x impro짯ve짯ment from the 2020 base year using a con짯fi짯gu짯ra짯ti짯on of four AMD Instinct꽓 MI300A APUs laun짯ching later this year.3
  • Addres짯sing green짯house gas emis짯si짯ons: AMD also aims to address cli짯ma짯te chan짯ge by redu짯cing green짯house gas (GHG) emis짯si짯ons across its ope짯ra짯ti짯ons and col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ting with direct manu짯fac짯tu짯ring sup짯pli짯ers and cus짯to짯mers. In 2022, AMD achie짯ved a 19% reduc짯tion in Scope 1 and 2 emis짯si짯ons com짯pared to 2020.4 Ali짯gned with AMD goals, 70% of the company셲 direct manu짯fac짯tu짯ring sup짯pli짯ers5 have public green짯house gas emis짯si짯ons tar짯gets and 68% sourced rene짯wa짯ble ener짯gy in 2022.6 AMD was again reco짯gni짯zed as a CDP Sup짯pli짯er Enga짯ge짯ment Lea짯der for rela짯ted goals and gover짯nan짯ce, landing in the top 8% of respondents.
  • Part짯ne짯ring across the value chain: AMD works with sup짯pli짯ers, part짯ners and peers to address envi짯ron짯men짯tal sus짯taina짯bi짯li짯ty and human rights issues across the semi짯con짯duc짯tor value chain as a foun짯ding mem짯ber of the Semi짯con짯duc짯tor Cli짯ma짯te Con짯sor짯ti짯um and Respon짯si짯ble Busi짯ness Alliance셲 Seni짯or Envi짯ron짯men짯tal Advi짯so짯ry Taskforce. In 2023, AMD also com짯ple짯ted its first Human Rights Sali짯en짯cy Assess짯ment to enhan짯ce its human rights strategy.
  • Advan짯cing repre짯sen짯ta짯ti짯on and STEM edu짯ca짯ti짯on: AMD wants to go bey짯ond repre짯sen짯ta짯ti짯on to lead the fab짯less semi짯con짯duc짯tor indus짯try in inclu짯si짯on and deve짯lo짯ping under짯re짯pre짯sen짯ted talent such as women in engi짯nee짯ring roles. Important짯ly, reten짯ti짯on of fema짯le engi짯neers remains strong at the com짯pa짯ny, and 92% of glo짯bal employees say AMD crea짯tes an envi짯ron짯ment whe짯re peo짯p짯le of diver짯se back짯grounds can suc짯ceed. AMD is also pas짯sio짯na짯te about enab짯ling the next gene짯ra짯ti짯on of inno짯va짯tors and con짯ti짯nues to invest in STEM edu짯ca짯ti짯on through part짯ner짯ships with uni짯ver짯si짯ties, K12 edu짯ca짯tors and non짯pro짯fit organizations.

AMD pre짯pared the 202223 Cor짯po짯ra짯te Respon짯si짯bi짯li짯ty Report in accordance with the Glo짯bal Report짯ing Initia짯ti짯ve (GRI) Stan짯dards (2021). In addi짯ti짯on, the report includes cli짯ma짯te-rela짯ted dis짯clo짯sures included in the recom짯men짯da짯ti짯ons of the Taskforce on Cli짯ma짯te-Rela짯ted Finan짯cial Dis짯clo짯sures (TCFD) as well as rele짯vant dis짯clo짯sures in appli짯ca짯ble Sus짯taina짯bi짯li짯ty Accoun짯ting Stan짯dards Board (SASB) Standards.

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This press release con짯ta짯ins for짯ward-loo짯king state짯ments con짯cer짯ning Advan짯ced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) such as the avai짯la짯bi짯li짯ty of AMD Instinct꽓 MI300A APUs; and AMD셲 goal to deli짯ver 30x ener짯gy effi짯ci짯en짯cy impro짯ve짯ment in pro짯ces짯sors and acce짯le짯ra짯tors for AI-trai짯ning and HPC by 2025, which are made pur짯su짯ant to the Safe Har짯bor pro짯vi짯si짯ons of the Pri짯va짯te Secu짯ri짯ties Liti짯ga짯ti짯on Reform Act of 1995. For짯ward-loo짯king state짯ments are com짯mon짯ly iden짯ti짯fied by words such as 쐗ould, 쐌ay, 쐃xpects, 쐀elie짯ves, 쐏lans, 쐇ntends, 쐏ro짯jects and other terms with simi짯lar mea짯ning. Inves짯tors are cau짯tio짯ned that the for짯ward-loo짯king state짯ments in this press release are based on cur짯rent beliefs, assump짯ti짯ons and expec짯ta짯ti짯ons, speak only as of the date of this press release and invol짯ve risks and uncer짯tain짯ties that could cau짯se actu짯al results to dif짯fer mate짯ri짯al짯ly from cur짯rent expec짯ta짯ti짯ons. Such state짯ments are sub짯ject to cer짯tain known and unknown risks and uncer짯tain짯ties, many of which are dif짯fi짯cult to pre짯dict and gene짯ral짯ly bey짯ond AMD셲 con짯trol, that could cau짯se actu짯al results and other future events to dif짯fer mate짯ri짯al짯ly from tho짯se expres짯sed in, or impli짯ed or pro짯jec짯ted by, the for짯ward-loo짯king infor짯ma짯ti짯on and state짯ments. Mate짯ri짯al fac짯tors that could cau짯se actu짯al results to dif짯fer mate짯ri짯al짯ly from cur짯rent expec짯ta짯ti짯ons include, wit짯hout limi짯ta짯ti짯on, the fol짯lo짯wing: Intel Corporation셲 domi짯nan짯ce of the micro짯pro짯ces짯sor mar짯ket and its aggres짯si짯ve busi짯ness prac짯ti짯ces; glo짯bal eco짯no짯mic uncer짯tain짯ty; cycli짯cal natu짯re of the semi짯con짯duc짯tor indus짯try; mar짯ket con짯di짯ti짯ons of the indus짯tries in which AMD pro짯ducts are sold; loss of a signi짯fi짯cant cus짯to짯mer; impact of the COVID-19 pan짯de짯mic on AMD셲 busi짯ness, finan짯cial con짯di짯ti짯on and results of ope짯ra짯ti짯ons; com짯pe짯ti짯ti짯ve mar짯kets in which AMD셲 pro짯ducts are sold; quar짯ter짯ly and sea짯so짯nal sales pat짯terns; AMD셲 abili짯ty to ade짯qua짯te짯ly pro짯tect its tech짯no짯lo짯gy or other intellec짯tu짯al pro짯per짯ty; unfa짯vorable cur짯ren짯cy exch짯an짯ge rate fluc짯tua짯tions; abili짯ty of third par짯ty manu짯fac짯tu짯r짯ers to manu짯fac짯tu짯re AMD셲 pro짯ducts on a time짯ly basis in suf짯fi짯ci짯ent quan짯ti짯ties and using com짯pe짯ti짯ti짯ve tech짯no짯lo짯gies; avai짯la짯bi짯li짯ty of essen짯ti짯al equip짯ment, mate짯ri짯als, sub짯stra짯tes or manu짯fac짯tu짯ring pro짯ces짯ses; abili짯ty to achie짯ve expec짯ted manu짯fac짯tu짯ring yields for AMD셲 pro짯ducts; AMD셲 abili짯ty to intro짯du짯ce pro짯ducts on a time짯ly basis with expec짯ted fea짯tures and per짯for짯mance levels; AMD셲 abili짯ty to gene짯ra짯te reve짯nue from its semi-cus짯tom SoC pro짯ducts; poten짯ti짯al secu짯ri짯ty vul짯nerabi짯li짯ties; poten짯ti짯al secu짯ri짯ty inci짯dents inclu짯ding IT outa짯ges, data loss, data brea짯ches and cyber-attacks; poten짯ti짯al dif짯fi짯cul짯ties in upgrading and ope짯ra짯ting AMD셲 new enter짯pri짯se resour짯ce plan짯ning sys짯tem; uncer짯tain짯ties invol짯ving the orde짯ring and ship짯ment of AMD셲 pro짯ducts; AMD셲 reli짯ance on third-par짯ty intellec짯tu짯al pro짯per짯ty to design and intro짯du짯ce new pro짯ducts in a time짯ly man짯ner; AMD셲 reli짯ance on third-par짯ty com짯pa짯nies for design, manu짯fac짯tu짯re and sup짯p짯ly of mother짯boards, soft짯ware and other com짯pu짯ter plat짯form com짯pon짯ents; AMD셲 reli짯ance on Micro짯soft and other soft짯ware ven짯dors sup짯port to design and deve짯lop soft짯ware to run on AMD셲 pro짯ducts; AMD셲 reli짯ance on third-par짯ty dis짯tri짯bu짯tors and add-in-board part짯ners; impact of modi짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on or inter짯rup짯ti짯on of AMD셲 inter짯nal busi짯ness pro짯ces짯ses and infor짯ma짯ti짯on sys짯tems; com짯pa짯ti짯bi짯li짯ty of AMD셲 pro짯ducts with some or all indus짯try-stan짯dard soft짯ware and hard짯ware; cos짯ts rela짯ted to defec짯ti짯ve pro짯ducts; effi짯ci짯en짯cy of AMD셲 sup짯p짯ly chain; AMD셲 abili짯ty to rely on third par짯ty sup짯p짯ly-chain logi짯stics func짯tions; AMD셲 abili짯ty to effec짯tively con짯trol sales of its pro짯ducts on the gray mar짯ket; impact of govern짯ment actions and regu짯la짯ti짯ons such as export admi짯nis짯tra짯ti짯on regu짯la짯ti짯ons, tariffs and trade pro짯tec짯tion mea짯su짯res; AMD셲 abili짯ty to rea짯li짯ze its defer짯red tax assets; poten짯ti짯al tax lia짯bi짯li짯ties; cur짯rent and future claims and liti짯ga짯ti짯on; impact of envi짯ron짯men짯tal laws, con짯flict mine짯rals-rela짯ted pro짯vi짯si짯ons and other laws or regu짯la짯ti짯ons; impact of acqui짯si짯ti짯ons, joint ven짯tures and/or invest짯ments on AMD셲 busi짯ness and AMD셲 abili짯ty to inte짯gra짯te acqui짯red busi짯nesses; impact of any impair짯ment of AMD셲 tan짯gi짯ble, defi짯ni짯te-lived or inde짯fi짯ni짯te-lived intan짯gi짯ble assets, inclu짯ding good짯will, on AMD셲 finan짯cial posi짯ti짯on and results of ope짯ra짯ti짯on; rest짯ric짯tions impo짯sed by agree짯ments gover짯ning AMD셲 notes, the gua짯ran짯tees of Xilinx셲 notes and the revol짯ving cre짯dit faci짯li짯ty; AMD셲 indeb짯ted짯ness; AMD셲 abili짯ty to gene짯ra짯te suf짯fi짯ci짯ent cash to meet its working capi짯tal requi짯re짯ments or gene짯ra짯te suf짯fi짯ci짯ent reve짯nue and ope짯ra짯ting cash flow to make all of its plan짯ned R&D or stra짯te짯gic invest짯ments, as well as the impact of finan짯cial insti짯tu짯ti짯on fail짯ure on AMD셲 cash and cash equi짯va짯lents; poli짯ti짯cal, legal, eco짯no짯mic risks and natu짯ral dis짯as짯ters; future impairm짯ents of tech짯no짯lo짯gy licen짯se purcha짯ses; AMD셲 abili짯ty to attract and retain qua짯li짯fied per짯son짯nel; and AMD셲 stock pri짯ce vola짯ti짯li짯ty. Inves짯tors are urged to review in detail the risks and uncer짯tain짯ties in AMD셲 Secu짯ri짯ties and Exch짯an짯ge Com짯mis짯si짯on filings, inclu짯ding but not limi짯t짯ed to AMD셲 most recent reports on Forms 10멚 and 10멡.

짤 2023 Advan짯ced Micro Devices, Inc. All rights reser짯ved. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, and com짯bi짯na짯ti짯ons the짯reof are trade짯marks of Advan짯ced Micro Devices, Inc. Other pro짯duct names used in this publi짯ca짯ti짯on are for iden짯ti짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on pur짯po짯ses only and may be trade짯marks of their respec짯ti짯ve owners.

1 We include cer짯tain dis짯clo짯sures, reports and infor짯ma짯ti짯on on various envi짯ron짯men짯tal, social and cor짯po짯ra짯te respon짯si짯bi짯li짯ty-rela짯ted mat짯ters on our web짯site (coll짯ec짯tively, our ESG Mate짯ri짯als). Our ESG Mate짯ri짯als may con짯tain infor짯ma짯ti짯on that is signi짯fi짯cant; howe짯ver, any signi짯fi짯can짯ce should not be read as neces짯s짯a짯ri짯ly rising to the level of the defi짯ni짯ti짯on of mate짯ria짯li짯ty used for the pur짯po짯ses of our com짯pli짯ance with the U.S. fede짯ral secu짯ri짯ties laws, even whe짯re we use the word 쁬ate짯ri짯al or 쁬ate짯ria짯li짯ty in our ESG Mate짯ri짯als (inclu짯ding whe짯re we use it in con짯nec짯tion with our mate짯ria짯li짯ty assess짯ment) or in other mate짯ri짯als issued in con짯nec짯tion with the mat짯ters dis짯cus짯sed in our ESG Mate짯ri짯als. We have used defi짯ni짯ti짯ons of mate짯ria짯li짯ty in the cour짯se of crea짯ting our ESG Mate짯ri짯als and the goals and metrics dis짯cus짯sed the짯r짯ein that do not coin짯ci짯de with or rise to the level of the defi짯ni짯ti짯on of mate짯ria짯li짯ty used for the pur짯po짯ses of our com짯pli짯ance with the U.S. fede짯ral secu짯ri짯ties laws. Moreo짯ver, given the uncer짯tain짯ties, esti짯ma짯tes and assump짯ti짯ons inher짯ent in the mat짯ters dis짯cus짯sed in our ESG Mate짯ri짯als, and the time짯lines invol짯ved, mate짯ria짯li짯ty is inher짯ent짯ly dif짯fi짯cult to assess far in advan짯ce. In addi짯ti짯on, given the inher짯ent uncer짯tain짯ty of the esti짯ma짯tes, assump짯ti짯ons and time짯lines asso짯cia짯ted with the mat짯ters dis짯cus짯sed in our ESG Mate짯ri짯als, we may not be able to anti짯ci짯pa짯te in advan짯ce whe짯ther or the degree to which we will or will not be able to meet our plans, tar짯gets or goals.
2 Includes AMD high-per짯for짯mance CPU and GPU acce짯le짯ra짯tors used for AI trai짯ning and high-per짯for짯mance com짯pu짯ting in a 4멇ccelerator, CPU-hos짯ted con짯fi짯gu짯ra짯ti짯on. Goal cal짯cu짯la짯ti짯ons are based on per짯for짯mance scores as mea짯su짯red by stan짯dard per짯for짯mance metrics (HPC: Lin짯pack DGEMM ker짯nel FLOPS with 4k matrix size. AI trai짯ning: lower pre짯cis짯i짯on trai짯ning-focu짯sed floa짯ting-point math GEMM ker짯nels such as FP16 or BF16 FLOPS ope짯ra짯ting on 4k matri짯ces) divi짯ded by the rated power con짯sump짯ti짯on of a repre짯sen짯ta짯ti짯ve acce짯le짯ra짯ted com짯pu짯te node, inclu짯ding the CPU host + memo짯ry and 4 GPU accelerators.
3 EPYC-030a: Cal짯cu짯la짯ti짯on includes 1) base case kWhr use pro짯jec짯tions in 2025 con짯duc짯ted with Koomey Ana짯ly짯tics based on available rese짯arch and data that includes seg짯ment spe짯ci짯fic pro짯jec짯ted 2025 deploy짯ment volu짯mes and data cen짯ter power uti짯liza짯ti짯on effec짯ti짯ve짯ness (PUE) inclu짯ding GPU HPC and machi짯ne lear짯ning (ML) instal짯la짯ti짯ons, and 2) AMD CPU and GPU node power con짯sump짯ti짯ons incor짯po짯ra짯ting seg짯ment-spe짯ci짯fic uti짯liza짯ti짯on (acti짯ve vs. idle) per짯cen짯ta짯ges and mul짯ti짯pli짯ed by PUE to deter짯mi짯ne actu짯al total ener짯gy use for cal짯cu짯la짯ti짯on of the per짯for짯mance per Watt. 13.5x is cal짯cu짯la짯ted using the fol짯lo짯wing for짯mu짯la: (base case HPC node kWhr use pro짯jec짯tion in 2025 * AMD 2023 perf/Watt impro짯ve짯ment using DGEMM and TEC +Base case ML node kWhr use pro짯jec짯tion in 2025 *AMD 2023 perf/Watt impro짯ve짯ment using ML math and TEC) /(2020 perf/Watt * Base case pro짯jec짯ted kWhr usa짯ge in 2025). For more infor짯ma짯ti짯on:
4 Repor짯ted data includes Scope 1 and 2 GHG emis짯si짯ons (base year 2020). Based on AMD cal짯cu짯la짯ti짯ons that are third-par짯ty veri짯fied (limi짯t짯ed level assurance)
5 Manu짯fac짯tu짯ring sup짯pli짯ers are sup짯pli짯ers that AMD buys from direct짯ly and that pro짯vi짯de direct mate짯ri짯als and/or manu짯fac짯tu짯ring ser짯vices to AMD.
6AMD cal짯cu짯la짯ti짯ons are third-par짯ty veri짯fied (limi짯t짯ed level assu짯rance) based on data sup짯pli짯ed by our direct manu짯fac짯tu짯ring sup짯pli짯ers which is not inde짯pendent짯ly veri짯fied by AMD.