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Seriously? Is this thread a joke? Do you even have the qualification's to do Electrical Engineering? or does AMD recruite all the hobo's off the street for work? confused.gif

:thinking:That may explain AMD's issues with the original Phenom architecture...tongue.gifrolleyes.gif

Something to keep in mind. If you want to work as an engineer for AMD, you are looking at a lot more specialized training. It isn't electronic engineering. It falls under Computer Engineering. Designing a microprocessor is a lot different then designing a circuit using a microprocessor.
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Ring/email AMD and ask what qualifications you need to work there.
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I wonder why people are referring the OP to Electrical Engineering when Computer Engineering seems like a much better fit.


Electrical Engineering is more suitable because you have the option building a heavy foundation in semi-conductors, their properties, how to design them etc. Computer Engineering is more concerned with machine code, and applications of microprocessors etc. That's as far as I know anyway.

I believe both could be applicable to AMD, but when it comes to PCB/processor design, I believe Electrical Engineering is more prudent.

When I studied electrical engineering, 4 mandatory core courses were in foundation electronics.
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+1 on the EE degree. I did CE and while I have no intention on doing anything with that hardware stuff, an EE degree would be more beneficial for you.
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Electrical Engineering is more suitable because you have the option building a heavy foundation in semi-conductors, their properties, how to design them etc. Computer Engineering is more concerned with machine code, and applications of microprocessors etc. That's as far as I know anyway.

I believe both could be applicable to AMD, but when it comes to PCB/processor design, I believe Electrical Engineering is more prudent.

When I studied electrical engineering, 4 mandatory core courses were in foundation electronics.

The man is correct. I'm a CMPE undergrad at UW-Madison and the two majors actually share quite a fair bit until Junior/Senior year when you begin specializing. Both require a knowledge of electrical circuits and digital systems - but with CMPE you get programming and integration thrown in. The nice thing with CMPE is that it's very flexible - you can do anything from circuit design, mircoprossor integration and porgramming, to software design. If you really want to be the guy making a CPU at AMD though, EE is probably your best bet.
post #26 of 26
When you set extremely high and most likely unattainable goals for yourself and then fail to complete these, it can really discourage you from wanting to try again, especially depending on the amount of time wasted.

I think the smart thing would to maybe find a bit more about the person before deciding his life.

But hey, I understand. It's like if you went into a doctors and he said "You're dying of cancer" without opening your medical file. If you have enough knowledge and experience in a certain field, you just know these things right guys?
    
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