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re: Silicon Valley Nation: AMD future bids farewell to PC
semisane   11/29/2012 4:59:36 PM
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The best predictor of future performance is past performance. Can anyone point to anything successful that the band of ex-IBM thieves has done that would predict success for AMD? I think that they've all left a trail of fail where they've gone. As to embedded... let's just assume that we rule out network infrastructure for the moment and count the number of double-digit ASP sockets out there? Buehler? Anyone? How about development cycles? Time to revenue? While blowing a distant-second position in the compute world, AMD is moving towards a zero-crossing - not just in profit (in which they have proven skills) but in revenue. Sad. And a lot of good engineers are going to get crushed while the band of thieves get wealthy. Or more wealthy anyway. Hector was just the first raider of the AMD treasury.

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re: Silicon Valley Nation: AMD future bids farewell to PC
Indoamerican_Sikh   10/30/2012 8:19:37 PM
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Margins in the embedded space will be far lower. It would have been better for them to target Mobility space. But they probably realize that Investors may not be patient; If we remove Debt from the picture this may be an acquisition/merger candidate for either NVIDIA, Qualcomm or Broadcom or even Samsung;

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re: Silicon Valley Nation: AMD future bids farewell to PC
anon3860072   10/27/2012 10:51:17 PM
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I have been watching AMD over many many years. It appears that the number of years in which AMD lost money is more than the number of profitable years. I always wonder why the investors were willing to put up with the management of AMD. Now, we are probably seeing the end of AMD.

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re: Silicon Valley Nation: AMD future bids farewell to PC
JeffL_2   10/25/2012 10:08:20 PM
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This still leaves one remaining and major question unresolved. We could all easily say "the PC is dead" but there's still the IT and replacement markets. So with AMD totally out of the PC CPU market, will Intel be able to still avoid being tagged as an uncompetitive monopolist, both here and in Europe? The left (represented by the current US administration) is usually the clear opponent of trusts, although the opposition will also be on the hot seat to rectify unfair competitive advantage, especially if the upcoming election results in a reversal of fortune. It should sure be interesting to watch this space for the next few months!

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re: Silicon Valley Nation: AMD future bids farewell to PC
rick merritt   10/22/2012 8:56:43 PM
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At EE Times we have seen many chip makers turn to the diverse and fragmented set of "embedded" markets when they could not make a go of it in the big markets such as PC or smartphones. TI could not carve out a top tier position in mobile for Omap and so is taking it to embedded, i.e. all other markets. Now AMD is not making enough headway in PCs and tablets so is turning to embedded, a collection of markets it has worked on for many years with marginal results. But --O, oh-- most "embedded" markets don't need as much graphics umph as AMD has in its IP. What's more, AMD lacks the breadth of experience and contacts to drive its business in medical, industrial, aerospace, military, networking and the dozen other "embedded" markets.

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re: Silicon Valley Nation: AMD future bids farewell to PC
gatorfan   10/22/2012 8:56:27 PM
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If you're old enough to remember Cyrix in the 90's this is starting to sound eerily familiar story of shifting market focus. Question is will it work this time or end the same way it did for Cyrix?

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re: Silicon Valley Nation: AMD future bids farewell to PC
de_la_rosa   10/20/2012 9:09:07 PM
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all these big players like AMD etc.. are byproducts of the moore's law generation. Now that it's reached it's limits, anything could happen.

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re: Silicon Valley Nation: AMD future bids farewell to PC
Roadman0   10/19/2012 11:39:27 PM
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Key issue: Are they going to make it until long term strategy pay's off? BTW I do not buy there embedded story with APU, this is yet another new product looking for market, that will take 3 ~4 years to happen in volume, once again they do not have time. Lets see they want to go after Comm's , Gaming, and Industrial. Seems like Industrial is Embedded Single Board Computer, they have been there since they bought Cyrix from National whats new about Mkt. Gaming : This yet another mature Mkt? Consoles are all SOC with Graphics IP on it, they have MSFT. Comm's: This new Mkt where everyone who sells Embedded has presence, what are they going to do differently, for customers, that will make customer say forget Cavium and lets go with AMD? Lets ask Mr Cisco, forget all that custom ASIC, just buy my AMD APU, Let's see Mr Cisco has say about all this. Seems like Chop shop approach will be needed sooner versus day dreaming, they are headed the CSR way, CSR cut there limb recently to survive Zoran acquisition, by selling there Combo radio with GPS to Samsung.



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