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goafrit
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goafrit   8/25/2011 6:16:15 PM
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Good luck. But the problem is not a new face. It is Intel. The last I checked, Intel is still there. Let us see what he will do...

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elctrnx_lyf   8/25/2011 6:44:12 PM
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Good to see that AMD has found their CEO after a 8 month long search. Hope he could bring AMD to a better position in the future.

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wilber_xbox   8/28/2011 5:08:50 PM
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yes, i was think the same thing. Its finally over, so back to work for AMD.

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DrFPGA   8/25/2011 8:54:33 PM
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Here is a good chance to give the new CEO some ideas about what needs to be changed at AMD. Anyone else want to volunteer their three ideas? 1) Don't bet the farm on IBM. 2) It's not just a PC world any more. Look for partners and create some new markets you can dominate. 3) Look for alternatives to just adding more cores.

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asimecs   8/25/2011 9:44:01 PM
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Frontal attack never work if your enemy is Intel. We have tried it before at other places. Cyrix failed. Transmeta failed. Please remember how Intel was transformed from a memory company into CPU company. May be a metamorphosis is needed for AMD also. Why do you have to follow Intel? I have seen a lot of smart people in AMD. You can totally create something new & OWN the market!

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junko.yoshida   8/25/2011 10:42:51 PM
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Has anybody out there ever worked for Roy Read? Curious minds want to know.

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help.fulguy   8/26/2011 12:06:02 AM
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Dylan, Sad to see that there is no one at EETimes doing a Proof read, before you post the article. In the 3rd Para, it says Lenovo bought AMD's PC Business. What? Should be IBM.

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junko.yoshida   8/26/2011 3:01:55 AM
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We apoligze for the mistake we made. The story is now corrected. Lenove bought IBM's PC business in 2005.

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the lavender fan   8/29/2011 11:31:46 PM
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"He moved in 2006 to Lenovo -- which bought IBM's PC business In 2009......"

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ibm221   8/30/2011 12:36:45 AM
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lmao, good catch

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mcgrathdylan   8/26/2011 4:51:06 AM
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Thanks for pointing out this error. My apologies.

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Raghuraman   8/26/2011 2:51:31 AM
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AMD may well go back into OLPC project - not One Laptop Per Child, One Loss Per Ceo ;)

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p_g   8/26/2011 8:14:32 AM
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For that purpose Intel is not doing too good in tablet market. Good time to gain that market.

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help.fulguy   8/26/2011 5:11:56 PM
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@p_g, Other than Apple, who the heck is making money in tablet. If you hear the wildly successul Tegra2 (as per lot of analysts out there including EET), even their Tegra revenue in Q2'11 was "STEADY". Its the battle of the OS in Tablet and only ios is winning and Android & Win are losing. HW has nothing to do with it.

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mcgrathdylan   8/26/2011 7:10:26 PM
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@help.fulguy- great point. Several firms are chasing the tablet market with ARM-based processors. If they have a compelling product, they kind of have no choice. But nobody is making money except Apple. Nothing is going to change until an OEM comes up with a true competitor to the iPad. If and until that happens, these guys are fighting it out in the trenches for design wins that ultimately mean very little revenue.

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giuann   8/27/2011 1:11:59 AM
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As long we have the current system of litigation with judges that think they know the truth even better they think that they are the repository of the thrust AMD has little or none chances of getting bigger. Intel needs AMD for antitrust reasons and will not give them to much space to grow using the legal system. The choice is, in my amble opinion, wrong because the new CEO will try to keep AMD a PC chip maker. The CEO should be e person that wants conquer the future with innovative ideas knowing that many stockholder will not like it.

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daleste   8/27/2011 11:56:02 PM
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Is that an up to date picture? He looks like he is in his twenties, not 49. I guess he can help AMD to not look so old.

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mcgrathdylan   8/29/2011 8:56:08 PM
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The photo is at least fairly recent (within the past few years) as near as I can tell. You can take a look at the official photo on the AMD website. http://www.amd.com/us/aboutamd/corporate-information/executives/Pages/rory-read.aspx I agree with you. He looks a lot younger than 49. More power to him.

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Charles.Desassure   8/28/2011 4:46:04 AM
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Thanks for the article. It is alway good to get new leadership with good ideas. Good move by AMD.

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wilber_xbox   8/28/2011 5:07:56 PM
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The recent trend that i have seen with the new hired CEOs is that they go back to doing what they were doing before joining. Nokia, Canon, HP are some examples.

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sureshtheory   8/29/2011 7:11:29 AM
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With new CEO aboard AMD should explore new strategies and shd bounce back... all the best for read... you got a big task ahead..

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_hm   8/29/2011 7:53:51 AM
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Read will have to learn many new things and we wish he come at par and produce results very fast. He may also have to align with other big player like Apple or Google.

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selinz   8/31/2011 5:34:27 PM
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Well, getting rid of the bean counter as CEO is a good thing strategically, although I'm guessing having him there was good for short term profits. I saw a quote recently, "An economist knows the price of everything but value of nothing." While both extremes of that statement are, I'm sure, a gross exageration, it does point out the focus that a CEO can have. I don't think anyone would call Jobs an economist...



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