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AMD Canada Gains Momentum as a Leading R&D Spender and Top Place to Work

By: 3BL Media



AMD Canada has a longstanding commitment to Research & Development (R&D) and is pleased to be ranked #12 on Canada’s Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders in 2021. The list is compiled by Research Infosource Inc., a firm specializing in in research and analysis of science, technology, innovation and the Canadian R&D ecosystem. In Fiscal Year 2020, according to the research firm, AMD Canada contributed an investment of over CAD 425 million in R&D[1] – the largest in Electronics Systems & Parts in Canada.

“AMD Canada continues to experience stellar growth. Our employee talent is second to none and our commitment to investment in R&D in Canada is testament to the confidence in local engineering capabilities for key AMD projects.” – Kevin O’Neil, Corporate Vice President and AMD Canada Managing Director.

AMD Canada is also recognized as a Top Employer for Young People in Canada (2022) as well as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers (2022), selected by Mediacorp Canada Inc., through an editorial competition organized by the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. 

“With a strong presence in Canada, AMD thrives within the country’s robust technology sector and rich local engineering talent. Our recognition in Canada comes with much pride and a commitment to continue fostering a culture of diversity, belonging and inclusion. From welcoming new interns to creating a leading path for our senior teams, it is an honour to be recognized alongside top ranking Canadian entities.” Andrej Zdravkovic, Senior Vice President and AMD Ontario Site Lead.

AMD Canada now represents a workforce of nearly 3,000 (including full-time, temporary and student employees) for the design and development of leading-edge semiconductors. The company’s technical staff have longstanding expertise in graphic processing unit (GPU) silicon and software design, programming and machine learning algorithms, which contribute to its achievements in parallel computing software development and GPU accelerated high-performance compute (HPC) applications knowledge for machine learning.

With an unwavering commitment to corporate responsibility, the company’s most recent Corporate Responsibility Report highlights environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and new goals spanning priorities on digital impact, environmental stewardship, supply chain responsibility, and diversity, belonging and inclusion. 

To learn more about AMD Corporate Responsibility programs and initiatives, please visit the company’s website or read the AMD Canada CR Report. To explore a career with AMD, visit the AMD Career Page.

About AMD 
For more than 50 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies. Billions of people, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research institutions around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees are focused on building leadership high-performance and adaptive products that push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) website, blog, LinkedIn  and Twitter pages.

[1]  FY 2020 financial data submitted for 2021 listing.

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