Tuesday, December 20th 2011

Trust Across America Deems AMD Most Trustworthy Tech Company

Despite having a rough year with lay-offs, AMD can end 2011 on a high, as brand survey group Trust Across America that lists out America's top-10 most trustworthy companies, deemed AMD as the fifth most trustworthy American company. The list included just two other tech companies, semiconductor major Texas Instruments at number 9, and printing and digital imaging company Lexmark at number 10.

Trust Across America evaluated its top-10 candidates on five factors it calls "FACTS"; that's acronym for Financial stability and strength, Accounting conservativeness, Corporate integrity, Transparency, and Sustainability. It's quite surprising that other, more financially stable tech companies such as Microsoft and Intel didn't make it to this list.

The top-10 list follows.

1) Smithfield Foods (SFD), a global food company
2) Xcel Energy (XEL), a regional supplier of electric power and natural gas
3) Nike, Inc. (NKE), a global marketer of athletic footwear, apparel and equipment
4) Dole Food Company (DOLE), the world's largest producer of high quality fruits and vegetables
5) Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), a semiconductor design innovator
6) Allergan (AGN), a global technology-driven multi-specialty healthcare company
7) Temple-Inland (TIN), a low-cost corrugated packaging and building products company
8) Herman Miller (MLHR), a designer and manufacturer of furniture
9) Texas Instruments (TXN), a developer of analog, digital signal processing, and semiconductor technologies
10) Lexmark International (LXK), a provider of printing and imaging products and software solutionsSource: VR-Zone
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30 Comments on Trust Across America Deems AMD Most Trustworthy Tech Company

#1
qwerty_lesh
Texas Instruments at number 9, and priting and digital imaging company Lexmark at number 10.
priting is a typo for printing ey?


btarunr said:
It's quite surprising that other, more financially stable tech companies such as Microsoft and Intel didn't make it to this list.
oh and lol, Its not surprising in the slightest, them plus nvidia are generally considered the 'evil' companies :roll:
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#2
scaminatrix
Ha! I've been waiting for a reply to my RMA request for my CPU for over a week. I would have expected better from such a trustworthy company :rolleyes:
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#3
Zubasa
scaminatrix said:
Ha! I've been waiting for a reply to my RMA request for my CPU for over a week. I would have expected better from such a trustworthy company :rolleyes:
Most "Trustworthy" is relative, it just means that some companies are worst than others.
It doesn't mean they are any good. :laugh:
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#4
buggalugs
btarunr said:
It's quite surprising that other, more financially stable tech companies such as Microsoft and Intel didn't make it to this list.

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I think its more about their integrity and ethics as corporate citizens, rather than their financial success.

Intel have had several anti-trust lawsuits filed against them, so have microsoft, Apple etc

Actually AMD had one too when they colluded with Nvidia a few years back but Intel and Microsoft have had dozens. lol
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#5
theJesus
btarunr said:
It's quite surprising that other, more financially stable tech companies such as Microsoft and Intel didn't make it to this list.
Corporate integrity was a factor as well :p :laugh:
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#6
scaminatrix
Zubasa said:
Most "Trustworthy" is relative, it just means that some companies are worst than others.
It doesn't mean they are any good. :laugh:
Oh I get it now, so this is actually a list of the "Least-Untrustworthy" companies :roll:
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#7
W1zzard
wait, where is apple?
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#8
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
scaminatrix said:
Ha! I've been waiting for a reply to my RMA request for my CPU for over a week. I would have expected better from such a trustworthy company :rolleyes:
That's normal for almost every company in fact most tell you it will take up to a month after recieving. At least they haven't lost your RMA like OCZ and Zotac did for me.

scaminatrix said:
Oh I get it now, so this is actually a list of the "Least-Untrustworthy" companies :roll:
Win? :rolleyes:

W1zzard said:
wait, where is apple?
Filing another lawsuit against another company that made a good product if I had to wager a guess.
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#9
qwerty_lesh
W1zzard said:
wait, where is apple?
too busy doing unspeakable things to HTC to be noticed :banghead:
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#10
NC37
W1zzard said:
wait, where is apple?
*Imperial March plays*

That pretty much answers it.

Heh, I'm just surprised Nike slave labor is deemed #3 trustworthy. :rolleyes:
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#11
BarbaricSoul
1) Smithfield Foods (SFD), a global food company
WTF? I live in Smithfield Virginia, the home of Smithfield foods. If they knew what I know, they would not trust that company for shit. Enviromental issues with thier plants, they are continually shutting down plants, thier management in the plants is corrupt, and the list goes on.

I had to call my parents about this one. Mom retired as head payrole clerk for Smithfield Packing, and Dad worked for Gwaltney Meat packing (owned by Smithfield Foods) until he was laid off. Thier response was "They dang sure didn't ask the employees those questions".
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#12
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
They're only seen as "trustworthy" because they're the underdog. They aren't actually any more trustworthy than any other company.
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#13
BarbaricSoul
qubit said:
They're only seen as "trustworthy" because they're the underdog. They aren't actually any more trustworthy than any other company.
If your responding to my post, Smithfood Foods, IIRC, is the world's largest pork company. I know they are atleast in the top three.
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#14
ensabrenoir
Not sure if a buzz or a hiss

Amd sure in the headlines alot lately
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#15
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
BarbaricSoul said:
If your responding to my post, Smithfood Foods, IIRC, is the world's largest pork company. I know they are atleast in the top three.
Oops, sorry, I hadn't even seen your post or any other others for that matter. I was just sneeking a post in at work* and was responding to the news article. :toast: But thanks for replying. :)

*TPU is addictive, very addictive. :D
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#16
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
That list is for investors NOT the American people . NOT one of them is a company that MAKES there product here in America ! Were are all them factories ? Lets not get started with all this investor shit I could care less what they think . I am one of the MILLIONS of Americans that have been out of work because of Wall Street fat cats and all there GOD DAMN bail outs ! If you wanted to know the top five American industries look no further than the Prison system and jails , FAST FOOD industry and well hell that is about it !
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#17
BarbaricSoul
trickson said:
NOT one of them is a company that MAKES there product here in America ! Were are all them factories ?
Actually, Smithfield Foods is primarily America based. From what I could find in a quick search, they have 40 processing plants in 11 different states, but they also have plants in other countries aswell.
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#18
meirb111
very "trustworthy" when it comes to counting transistors:laugh:
if my name was Al Gore i would demand a recount! :laugh:
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#19
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
meirb111 said:
very "trustworthy" when it comes to counting transistors:laugh:
if my name was Al Gore i would demand a recount! :laugh:
LOL funny ! :roll:
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#20
eidairaman1
meirb111 said:
very "trustworthy" when it comes to counting transistors:laugh:
if my name was Al Gore i would demand a recount! :laugh:
it was marketing that screwed up and now they being nixed for a new team.
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#22
LAN_deRf_HA
[H]@RD5TUFF said:
What kind of dolts did they ask . . .
The ones that didn't read bulldozer ads or reviews.
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#23
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
LAN_deRf_HA said:
The ones that didn't read bulldozer ads or reviews.
Yup instead the stuck to HD7xxx and APU's. Weird how one product makes or breaks a company.
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#24
HossHuge
theJesus said:
Corporate integrity was a factor as well :p :laugh:
"Corporate integrity"

Isn't that am oxymoron?
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#25
JustaTinkerer
btarunr said:
Despite having a rough year with lay-offs, AMD can end 2011 on a high, as brand survey group Trust Across America that lists out America's top-10 most trustworthy companies, deemed AMD as the fifth most trustworthy American company. The list included just two other tech companies, semiconductor major Texas Instruments at number 9, and printing and digital imaging company Lexmark at number 10.

Trust Across America evaluated its top-10 candidates on five factors it calls "FACTS"; that's acronym for Financial stability and strength, Accounting conservativeness, Corporate integrity, Transparency, and Sustainability. It's quite surprising that other, more financially stable tech companies such as Microsoft and Intel didn't make it to this list.

The top-10 list follows. [---]

1) Smithfield Foods (SFD), a global food company
2) Xcel Energy (XEL), a regional supplier of electric power and natural gas
3) Nike, Inc. (NKE), a global marketer of athletic footwear, apparel and equipment
4) Dole Food Company (DOLE), the world's largest producer of high quality fruits and vegetables
5) Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), a semiconductor design innovator
6) Allergan (AGN), a global technology-driven multi-specialty healthcare company
7) Temple-Inland (TIN), a low-cost corrugated packaging and building products company
8) Herman Miller (MLHR), a designer and manufacturer of furniture
9) Texas Instruments (TXN), a developer of analog, digital signal processing, and semiconductor technologies
10) Lexmark International (LXK), a provider of printing and imaging products and software solutions

Source: VR-Zone
I underlined the parts in the UK that just doesn't go together.

Need to say I was kinda shocked to see AMD up there.

(for those that dont know the DOLE in the UK is welfare in th USA)
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