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AMD picks Lenovo veteran as its new president and CEO

By Jos · 11 replies
Aug 25, 2011
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  1. The search for a new leader over at AMD is finally over: today the company has appointed Rory Read, Lenovo's former COO, as its new president, CEO and board member.…

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    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    A difficult task indeed. Best of luck to AMD as the president and CEO.
  3. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 465   +77

    So AMD is heading mobile...good news
  4. APU for Android please... :)
  5. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,686   +350

    Think you misread that. Lenovo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenovo) is the chinese PC business purchased IBMs PC business. The chap's name is Rory Read. Hopefully he will be able to give AMD the leadership they require.
  6. Just me or does that picture remind you of something you would find on a hitler jugend poster?

    New slogan inc, "Superior genes makes for superior graphics cards"
  7. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,513   +900

    gah they never called me... so sad...
  8. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 594   +58

    Why do higher ups in the corporate world spew such bullshit? True Innovator? Committed Employees? Profitable? Blah blah? Get a freaking clue. Why can't any of them just speak the truth? Jezuz.
  9. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 354   +40

    That is why you're not a CEO and you have the handle jibberish.
  10. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    AMD don't need, or more importantly, want a CEO with leadership qualities.If they did they would not have canned Dirk Meyer.
    Rory Read is exactly the kind of CEO the AMD board want. Yes man; public face; plug-and-play generic management type that will carry out the orders of the board.

    It's no wonder that AMD couldn't get any corporate high-flyers interested in taking up the reins- the board want someone who's not about to try to put their personal mark or vision on to the company. He's there to be the mouthpiece of the board...and probably the fall-guy when the inevitable buy out takes place.
  11. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,686   +350

    I was just saying that as they previously swayed about going into tablet market, going into mobile market and seemed to have a little lack of direction. I'll take your word about them wanting a yes man since I'm sure you are a lot more informed about it than I am :)
  12. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    Like most people I think I said "Rory who?"
    After reading some of the quickfire evaluations on the net (Bloomberg here - first five paragraphs before the PR ad) and the interview published at The Reg....well.....at least he's " super-impressed" by AMD, although I dont know if using the phrase "Faster is always better. Bigger is better. Y'know, those are always good things," inspires a lot of confidence. Bigger is generally not seen as better in the GPU and CPU industry.
    Time will tell, although the share gain of <2% doesn't read that well, and I certainly hoped that he would answer at a least a question or two rather that spouting generic PR spiel- which pretty much reinforces that he's the BoD's man.

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