Sunnyvale, Calif. -- AMD, the Sunnyvale-based chipmaker, said on Wednesday that it has opened a microprocessor development facility in Fort Collins, Colorado. Dubbed the "Mile High Design Center," the facility will serve as the latest in the company's network of chip design hubs, and will be used to accelerate the introduction of next-generation microprocessors. Mark Porter of AMD was officially named the facility's site leader. Most recently, Porter served as the leader of the company's cross-site Design Program Management team, and also served as the interim lead of its CAD development organization. AMD also operates microprocessor design centers in Sunnyvale' Austin, Tex; Foxborough, Mass.; Bangalore, India; and Dresden, Germany.