Mobile strategy the reason behind AMD CEO ousting

By Jos
Jan 12, 2011
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  1. The departure of AMD’s chief executive came as quite a surprise for many, as Meyer abruptly announced the decision on Monday with no detailed explanation from either him or the company. Even more so as AMD started to show a slow but steady turnaround, with its graphics processors business doing well and its first Fusion APU products debuting this month. But apparently the split between AMD and his CEO had been simmering for some time.

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  2. We need this company in order to be able to have fair competition and products at fair prices. Otherwise dual cores may become expensive as hell. Wait...I think Intel already overprices those too.
  3. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    Sadly even if they hired Jesus as their new CEO the likely wont have anything to compete with sandy bridge.
  4. SeiveD

    SeiveD TS Enthusiast Posts: 37

    Hire Jesus as the engineer instead. Surely the Son of God can whip out a few Intel crushing chips in no time flat, right?
  5. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    Yep, not likely that Sandy Bridge prices would be where they are without the competition from AMD.
  6. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 231

    You are dam rigth folks!!
  7. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    Do you honestly think that Intel cares about AMD competition? Yah your probably right. But that doesn't get rid of the fact that AMD doesn't have and probably wont have cpus to compete with sandy bridge.
  8. DokkRokken

    DokkRokken TS Rookie Posts: 267

    I'd rather Jesus just use his powers to banish all the AMD and Intel fanboys to Purgatory for three days or so.
  9. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    No Rokken. There is one much worse. A common enemy we all share. An enemy so evil it would even make Jesus scream.......

  10. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 346   +26

    *Insert *****ic fanboy statements now*

    ^Oh wait, Princeton beat me to it.
  11. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 346   +26

    Wow, a person with some sensibility. Amazing.
  12. DokkRokken

    DokkRokken TS Rookie Posts: 267

    Actually my idea is terrible. What the hell would people have to talk about if the fanboys left?! :p
  13. Morgawr

    Morgawr TS Rookie Posts: 18

    As good as Sandy Bridge is, I think bulldozer will give it a run for its money (IF global foundries can actually produce bulldozer). It's going to close a lot of gaps between intel and amd--both will have 8 mb L3 cache, AMD will have its own version of hyper threading, and it will be on the 32 nm process.

    However, if AMD's bulldozer doesn't bring the performance of at least an Nehalem i7, I think they are in big trouble. Intel's Ivy Bridge won't be far behind.
  14. If AMD is to survive they would do well to build chipsets that would flawlessly run OSX. If they do that that would make them a real force to be reckoned with. If we could build our own windows or osx boxes to our own specs this would be a true marketing triumph for AMD.
  15. ihaveaname

    ihaveaname TS Enthusiast Posts: 107

    It sure is a sign of a lack of vision when you don't follow Apple's lead like everyone else ... the tablet market is thoroughly sewn up by Apple; maybe instead of playing second best, companies like Samsung (and AMD apparently) should come up with their OWN innovative products?
  16. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    AMD fires its CEO just months before it launches Bulldozer. That certainly does not bode well for the company that's trying to close a substantial performance gap with Intel. AMD is definitely hoping that Bulldozer will bring help the company achieve parity with Intel's top of the line CPUs or at the very least allow it to regain competitiveness in the segment. If Bulldozer fails to deliver, then whether the competition is Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge, for AMD it will simply be "A Bridge Too Far" as the title of the old World War II movie goes.
  17. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    This from an article on TechPowerUp yesterday, Bulldozer 50% Faster than Core i7 and Phenom II. Will just have to wait and see if there is any substance to this claim.

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