War of the Major CPU Manufacturers 1969: AMD founded by former executives. 1972-1974: AMD goes public with their first manufacturing facility. 1976-1978: Cross-license agreement signed with Intel. 1981: Sales doubled since 1978 and components in space. 1982: Second source for the 8086 and 8088 CPU’s. 1985: AMD sales reach their highest point. 1986: Memory market and time for a change. 1991: AMD gives Intel a challenge with the Am386 chip. 1993: Am486 and flash memory. 1994: Agreement with Compaq, New headquarters, law suit finalized. 1968: Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore found Intel. 1969: The birth of the logo. 1972: First manufacturing facility. 1974: The Intel 8080 microprocessor. 1975: One of the worlds first PC’s 1976: Worlds first microcontrollers. 1980: Ethernet is announced. 1981: High-tech industry recession. 1990: Bob Noyce falls to a heart attack. 1993: The Pentium. 1997: Intel’s “bunny people” . 2000: Then there was the Pentium 4. 2005: Moore’s Law turns 40. Value for money: AMD Athlon64 X2 4850e Priced at under 120$ is great value for a basic computer. Big performance: Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition No surprise there really?