The Associated Press September 1, 2011, 2:30PM ET

AMD spends $110K on second-quarter lobbying

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. spent $110,000 on lobbying in the second quarter, less than half of the $280,000 that the computer chip maker spent in the same period last year.

In the first quarter this year, AMD spent $180,000 lobbying.

The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company lobbied Congress, the White House, the Defense Department, the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies on issues including cyber security, government funding for technology research, trade, taxes, immigration.

The company disclose its latest spending in a filing it made July 20 with the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.

AMD is the world's second-biggest maker of computer microprocessors, after Intel Corp., which spent $988,120 on lobbying in the second quarter.

AMD was without a leader for eight months until it named Rory Read, former chief operating officer of Lenovo, CEO in August. The previous CEO, Dirk Meyer, was ousted in January over the board of directors' dissatisfaction with the pace of AMD's recovery.


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