Shares of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) ended Friday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.03 points or 0.50% at $6.05 with 47.83 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $6.22, the shares hit an intraday low of $5.97 and an intraday high of $6.22 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $5.23 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 895.00 million shares.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) on September 13, 2016 announced that it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America, marking its 15th consecutive year on the index and another in a line of recognitions this year for its corporate responsibility leadership in the semiconductor industry.
“AMD has a long history of commitment and leadership in corporate responsibility, and we are honored to once again be named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index,” said Tim Mohin, senior director of Corporate Responsibility at AMD. “This recognition reflects the hard work of thousands of AMD engineers and employees around the world. Together we have improved the energy efficiency of many of our products, implemented sustainability initiatives to reduce our footprint, and partnered with our suppliers to help improve social and environmental conditions around the world.”
AMD’s award-winning corporate responsibility (CR) efforts span environmental protection, global volunteerism, governance and ethics, supplier responsibility, transparency and reporting, and optimizing the energy efficiency of its processors. The DJSI marks another in a line of CR-related recognitions for AMD this year:
- AMD’s 25×20 Energy Efficiency Initiative to increase the energy efficiency of AMD Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) 25 fold by 2020 from a baseline of 2014 recently received awards from the Green Electronics Council, Environmental Leader, and the Austin Chamber of Commerce.
- AMD is also the first semiconductor company to have its climate protection program targets approved by the “Science Based Targets” initiative.
- Ranked in the Green 500 list for powering one of the most energy-efficient supercomputers — the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research in Germany — with AMD FirePro™ S9150 GPUs.
First launched in 1999, the DJSI is the first global index to track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide based on an analysis of financially-material economic, environmental, and social factors. The DJSI follows a best-in-class approach, highlighting companies across all industries that outperform their peers in numerous sustainability metrics.
Shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) ended Friday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.06 points or 0.10% at $57.25 with 44.61 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $57.63, the shares hit an intraday low of $56.75 and an intraday high of $57.63 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $442.06 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 7.79 billion shares.
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) on Sept. 12, 2016 entered a six-year agreement with HP Inc. to deploy Microsoft Dynamics to thousands of employees across HP, dramatically enhancing collaboration across marketing, sales and service operations. With Dynamics, as well as Azure, Office 365 and other Microsoft Cloud solutions, HP has invested in the sales and service collaboration platform it needs to deliver a seamless sales experience for customers and partners while increasing the company’s performance and economies.
“We have chosen Microsoft Dynamics as our CRM solution for our direct selling, partners and services,” said Jon Flaxman, chief operating officer, HP. “This brings us a cloud-based solution that delivers a more effective and efficient collaboration engine across our business.”
HP is undergoing a journey to transform its sales and partner environment, driving increased productivity and collaboration in a virtually all-digital world. As part of this transformation, the company is moving to a more integrated sales experience for both HP sales reps and the channel partner community.
Complementing Dynamics CRM, Office 365 provides worldwide sales, service and marketing professionals at HP with an immersive, connected productivity experience for teamwork and collaboration. In addition, Power BI will empower HP marketers to uncover powerful business insights and predictions. Azure will provide the IT organization with a global, open, hybrid cloud for all of the solutions, while also giving HP a platform for new capabilities and services at a low total cost of ownership.
“HP continues to innovate in its customer engagement, with the tools and business processes it provides to its employees and partner community and, of course, the products and services it delivers,” said Judson Althoff, executive vice president of Worldwide Commercial Business at Microsoft. “We share this dedication to digital transformation with HP and are incredibly proud to work with it as it delivers amazing technology experiences to people around the globe.”