AMD is self-destructing it seems. Though their current executive board didn't have a great track record (even though they inherited most of the mess), so perhaps a house-cleaning will be a positive move for them.
The thing with all of this especially now that the whole three CE,F, and S O are gone is what are they going to do. In general a corporate top end such as this had a planned outlook as well as path forward. With all of them gone every bit of vision for the company after the past 3 or 4 years is completely gone. Plus on top of this not only do investors have a bad outlook on companies like this, but so do future top end employees. In a tier ratio such as this that means they ask for significantly more than the last players in these role's received. So not only will AMD be scrapping an entire long term outlook, but they will pay considerably more to get a new one, and it will take time to implement I would imagine. Not only is this type of thing hard for a company that is in decent financial state, but tripley so for a company that is not such as AMD, who as far as it has been reported has been floating on fumes for quite some time. While they have been coming out of that state in the last two years, and primarily in this past one, everyone who implemented all of the steps to get them where they are now are gone. So if this board does not only make fast, but also very good decisions, I would say that there are only a couple more nail's left in the coffin. We will see, and of course they may get new partners etc in the near future that may help save them, but I do not think it looks very good for AMD as a whole right now at all.
are they trying to get bought out by intel? because if they are, they are headed in the right direction.
I have to disagree with that... if that happens... no more competition... that means the 300$ you pay for an intel chip will cost you 500$ in the future... why? no other company to go with.
Firing execs doesnt necessarily mean a company isnt doing well... it just needs to change.
AMD has made some good decisions in the past, buying out ati... their current gpu line up, i believe is months away from nvidia (months is quite a long time in terms of gpu's).
at this point i'd put a cool quote like.... it needs to be dark before you get sunlight? but instead, i'd rather say....its just another business decision.
This isn't necessarily a bad omen for AMD. Nokia is in a similar position, and it's new CEO delivered a very sobering assessment to Nokia employees (see HERE). Having good people at the top is important!
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I think you meant “It's always darkest before the dawn." or there's one by Emerson that I prefer, "When it is darkest, men see the stars."
AMD is not out of the hunt by any means, and if AMD loses, the consumers lose too....lots of hundreds of dollars. Also note that the chip war has allowed for faster innovation. What incentive does Intel have to innovate quickly if their chief competition disappears?
I was heartbroken when I heard they were going to kill the Symbian. Nokia made the right move by making the OS opensource (something Apple will never do), and I was really cheering for it to succeed.
Yeah; I thought Nokia was already partners with Intel on Meego, so where does that go?
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