AMD Goes on the Offensive
Despite a casual, low-key demeanor, Hector Ruiz knows something about a fight.During the last several years, the chairman and CEO of Advanced Micro Devices has been the public face of the company's crusade against its main chip rival, Intel. Besides fighting for market share and technological superiority, AMD is also waging a high-stakes campaign in the courts with an antitrust suit against Intel.
eWEEK Editorial Director Eric Lundquist and Staff Writer Scott Ferguson sat down with Ruiz in AMD's Austin, Texas, offices right before AMD was preparing to launch the much-anticipated four-core Opteron processors—code-named Barcelona.
No discussion of the antitrust suit against Intel, surprisingly, though some praise of Intel.