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1/10/2011 10:45 PM EST
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resistion   1/15/2011 1:41:14 PM
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It seems the board did not feel AMD under Meyer would tackle smartphones/tablets. But I don't know if they should get into this field now, at this point. Intel's Atom already under pressure from ARM, why get into the same situation? I think board preferred Stotch's suggestion (license ARM). Alternatively, focus on driving the data center, e.g., addressing the memory bandwidth bottleneck that Mapou pointed out.

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KB3001   1/14/2011 11:34:44 AM
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I am not sure Microsoft has that clout anymore. In the handheld devices market, they are far from dominant, and in the large servers market, they are not that dominant either.

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will99878898   1/13/2011 1:42:47 AM
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AMD is just as immature as it can be. bunch of adults acts like 5 years old. seems never heard about this kind of joke from intel.

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SallyF   1/12/2011 7:34:23 PM
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The problem for a long time has been Microsoft's monopoly. Microsoft dictates how the hardware will be built and also controls how the hardware capabilities are accessed. In addition, Microsoft's new "programming languages" are going in the exact opposite direction from what is needed for parallel programming. Microsoft, not Intel or AMD, controls the direction of the computing world. One of Microsoft's execs in charge of developments was recently quoted in InfoWeek as saying that Microsoft will approach parallel programming with multiple iterations of their operating system, lanugages, and development environment OVER THE NEXT TEN YEARS! The hundreds of billions of dollars we'll have to spend between now and then on progressive iterations may benefit them, but it is a disaster for the economy.

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mcgrathdylan   1/12/2011 7:02:47 PM
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Seems clear he was forced out. The story we are getting is that the board wanted to find someone else that they had more faith in for charting the long-term direction of the company. I've been hearing a lot of praise for Meyer, about what he did to lead AMD through some very difficult times. But it seems obvious the board didn't believe he was the best leader for AMD's future. I personally have heard nothing credible about possible acquisition.

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goafrit   1/12/2011 1:36:41 PM
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Why did he leave? What is his plan? Any rumour on acquisition?

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Ramesh.kvp   1/12/2011 4:15:47 AM
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Do not assume AMD as competitor to Intel. They have to choose their own way to achieve in their path. Let them to go ahead instead of looking the competitors.

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Stotch   1/12/2011 3:11:58 AM
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AMD's only hope for the future is to get an ARM license and starting making ARM based AMD processors.

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Les_Slater   1/12/2011 2:50:15 AM
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Mapou's response about boomer geek is the best yet. I agree.

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MtnView101   1/11/2011 11:32:47 PM
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Insiders say Mark Thompson of Fairchild is a contender. Young, innovative, West Coast Savy. A new Jerry Saunders ?

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