AMD Expands China Operations
Advanced Micro Devices Establishes Subsidiary in China
by Anton Shilov
05/19/2004 | 06:33 AM
Advanced Micro Devices today announced the establishment of its subsidiary in Beijing, China as well as opening a number of additional offices in the country, further underlining the importance of China as well as Chinese market in the global technology food-chain.
AMD today announced it has established AMD (China) and co-hosted an inaugural ceremony with officials from the Zhongguancun Science Park in Beijing, where the company will be headquartered. AMD (China) Co., Ltd. is registered as a foreign-invested holding company, managing all AMD investments in China and enabling it to conduct an increased scope of business operations in the country. As part of its business strategy, the company intends to register branch offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen, oversee subsidiaries such as the recently announced AMD Technologies (China) Co., Ltd, in Suzhou, and it will also oversee AMD’s Hong Kong operations.
With the establishment of AMD (China) Co. Ltd., AMD plans to increase its local research and development (R&D) and support operations, as well as production and sales. AMD China intends to provide customers with a full complement of training and services, an engineering support lab, systems integration and software development. These developments will enable users in China to fully benefit from AMD’s world-class semiconductor technology, products, and service.
AMD originally entered the China market in 1993 and has been engaged in developing and supplying the world’s advanced computer technology to the region. In March of this year, AMD China also received approval to establish a second, state-of-the-art test, mark and package (TMP) facility in Suzhou, China focusing on CPU production. This was AMD’s second investment in the Suzhou Industrial Park, following the establishment of a Flash memory TMP facility in 1995, now known as FASL (Suzhou). This latest facility will allow AMD to be even closer to its PRC customers, and enhance AMD’s competitiveness in the important Chinese marketplace. AMD customers – including local OEMs and others in China – can have even faster, easier access to AMD microprocessor products in the region.
Currently, AMD’s business partners in China include well-known local companies such as Founder, Thunis, Amoi, Dawning, Digital China and BLX, as well as leading global computer manufacturers such as IBM, HP, and Sun.