AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced it has selected a state-of-the-art 220,000 square-foot building as the site of its new corporate headquarters and California research and development site. The soon to be completed six-story building will provide a modern, upgraded Silicon Valley office featuring contemporary finishes and state-of-the-art features and amenities for up to 1,000 local employees, capable of meeting current needs and accommodating future growth.
“Building on our 47 year legacy of technology innovation and leadership in Silicon Valley, our move to the Santa Clara Square complex will give us a modern and inspiring workspace to continue our leading-edge product development efforts,” said Ruth Cotter, Chief Human Relations Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications at AMD. “The prominent location and compelling work environment will help to foster new ideas in a collaborative environment while helping us to attract top talent in the region.”
AMD has entered into a long-term lease agreement for the new Santa Clara Square building, developed and operated by The Irvine Company. Located less than two miles south of AMD’s current location, the new headquarters will keep AMD close to key customers, partners, and public transportation options. Employee and equipment moves are expected to begin in Q3 2017 and be completed by the end of 2017.
Designed by renowned architectural firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, the 1.7-million-square-foot Santa Clara Square workplace community features sleek, modern architecture, floor-to-ceiling glass for superior natural light, and efficient floor plans for maximum flexibility. It also features two Irvine Company signature amenities: The Commons, an open-air gathering place featuring casual workspaces, the Commons Café, an outdoor living room and complimentary Wi-Fi; and KINETIC, which blends state-of-the-art fitness centers and wellness services. The development also will also offer a Whole Foods® market, restaurants, open space and parks within walking distance of AMD building.
AMD was founded in Sunnyvale more than 47 years ago, and the City of Sunnyvale will remain a prominent fixture in AMD’s rich history. In addition to the subset of the company’s workforce that reside in Sunnyvale, AMD will continue to support local charities and organizations based in the area. For example, during the company’s recent global AMD Cares Day of Service its Sunnyvale workforce contributed more than 160 volunteer hours in company-sponsored volunteer activities for the City of Sunnyvale World Monitoring Challenge, RAFT Sobrato Center, and Columbia Neighborhood Center, in addition to other organizations in the Bay Area.
For more than 45 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies ― the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great 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,