Items tagged with Dirk Meyer

AMD announced its fourth quarter and 2011 results yesterday. The figures aren't bad in and of themselves, but the company's overall position headed into 2012 is decidedly uncertain. Yearly revenue was flat at $6.57B, with total net income for fiscal 2011 at $495M, up four percent from 2010. "AMD shipped more than 30 million APUs in 2011, resulting in record annual notebook revenue," said Rory Read, AMD president and CEO. "The unmatched combination of computing and graphics capabilities in our low-power "Brazos" platform has made it our fastest ramping platform ever, paving the way for continued... Read more...
With Dirk Meyer out the door and AMD publicly hunting for its new CEO there's a great deal of speculation as to who AMD might want sitting in the center seat. The board's options may be more limited than it likes; several analysts have raised questions as to the BoD's credibility in the wake of Meyer's dismissal. AMD announces its Q4 earnings later today; questions about Meyer's departure will undoubtedly be on everyone's lips. Speaking to EETimes, Andy Price, a managing partner at the executive search firm Schweichler Price Mullarkey and Barry, said: "The first question people are going to ask... Read more...
At its Analyst Day event today, AMD revealed its product roadmaps and goals for 2010 and 2011. Given the depth and scope of the eight-hour briefing, we've broken the data into two posts. In Part I, we'll cover AMD's competitive strategy and CPU/GPU roadmaps as currently envisioned. Part II will examine GlobalFoundries' performance and that company's future plans.The Future Is (Still) Fusion:One of the major themes of the event was AMD's concept of heterogeneous computing. In heterogeneous computing, workloads are divided between the CPU and GPU, regardless of whether the graphics processor is on-die,... Read more...
Several financial analysts have weighed in on AMD's Q2 performance since the company announced results, and their collective opinion has been anything but good. In the wake of its earnings call, AMD has been taken to task over its failure to provide an answer to Atom (or a netbook processor in general), weak margins, and strong competition from Nehalem and the mainstream parts based on it that will launch in the second half of this year. If you want the full tally, have a look at ZDNet's report here. A number of these criticisms are well-founded, but dinging the company for its supposed failure... Read more...
AMD Board of Directors Elects Dirk Meyer President and CEO- Hector Ruiz Named Executive Chairman of AMD –SUNNYVALE, Calif. — July 17, 2008 — AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that its board of directors elected President and COO Dirk Meyer as the company’s chief executive officer.  Meyer succeeds Hector Ruiz, who will become executive chairman of AMD and chair of the board of directors.  As executive chairman, Ruiz will ensure a smooth executive leadership transition, focus on driving the company’s asset smart strategy to completion, and assist with high-level government and strategic partner... Read more...