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Hey AMD, give me a PM on OCN some time
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post #12 of 55
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Not even the big bucks convinced these guys ... hmmmm
I doubt AMD has big bucks as far as the CEO world is concerned.
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post #13 of 55
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I doubt AMD has big bucks as far as the CEO world is concerned.
Wasn't the last AMD CEO one of the higher paid CEOs in the USA? It was like 4 times what the Intel CEO made.
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I guess the responsibility of taking over a company with such an epic chip as Bulldozer is too much for some people, or maybe AMD has nothing good going on, which is probably the case.
Probably has nothing to do with bulldozer, troll somewhere else.

On topic: I can't imagine it would be an easy choice to make. Too much riding on it, one screw up and you could mess up you whole career you have built.
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I guess the responsibility of taking over a company with such an epic chip as Bulldozer is too much for some people, or maybe AMD has nothing good going on, which is probably the case.
We're only on page 2 and the fanboys are rampant already.
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Wasn't the last AMD CEO one of the higher paid CEOs in the USA? It was like 4 times what the Intel CEO made.
These 2 articles are 6 days apart.

AMD's Dirk Meyer Lines Pocket with 15% Less Pay Compensation

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Something tells us AMD's CEO, Dirk Meyer, will still be able to foot the bill at one of Gordon Ramsay's restaurants if he decides to eat there, but nevertheless, Meyer's total compensation in 2009 dropped by 15 percent.

If you're wondering about his salary, Meyer is paid $792,685 per year, plus a $45,000 bonus, NetworkWorld.com reports. The bonus is considered a one-time payment given to Meyer and other AMD employees to supplement base salaries, and this was decreased (temporarily) by 15-20 percent in 2009 as well.
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Intel CEO's pay package jumps 17%

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IDG News Service - Intel Corp. CEO Paul Otellini saw his pay package jump in fiscal 2009 by 17%, which included performance-linked awards for guiding the company out of the recession, as a pay freeze for all employees was lifted, the company said.

Otellini got a total compensation, including cash and equity awards, of $14.12 million in fiscal 2009, compared to a package of around $12.1 million in fiscal 2008, Intel said in a filing today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Otellini's base salary for fiscal 2009 was $1 million, similar to the previous year, but his cash compensation jumped 28% to $6.25 million to reflect the company's financial performance in 2009. He also received equity benefits totaling $7.87 million tied with company performance.
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Edited by 2010rig - 6/17/11 at 7:05am
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post #17 of 55
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We're only on page 2 and the fanboys are rampant already.
Page one for me.
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In real terms AMD has more liabilities than assets. The liabilities have been coming down about (I think) 150 million a quarter, which is good, but not enough. If that was more like 450 million a quarter it would be better, but unless AMD pics up 6-7 percent market share across their businesses they are going to be in trouble within a few years. I wouldn't want to be the guy that has to try and sort that mess out and I sure as hell wouldn't do it for 800k a year.
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post #19 of 55
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These 2 articles are 6 days apart.

AMD's Dirk Meyer Lines Pocket with 15% Less Pay Compensation



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Intel CEO's pay package jumps 17%



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Yeah i had it backwards...but the AMD CEO made $4.5 million in total compensation in 2009. You are linking to the total compensation of the Intel CEO so you should have both the same. Total compensation is the real number anyway. I don't know why they even release their "salary". Their real pay comes from their stock options. Their salary could be $50 a year for all it really matters.

Maybe that is way they can't get any one to take the job. The only other similar job to compare it to is likely making far more money. Or maybe they aren't comfortable with AMD as a company right now. I think that is very wrong thinking. I would feel more secure with AMD then I would with say...Apple.

I say forget the CEO...the board makes all real decisions anyway. That Siefert guy is making around $3 million a year. Make him do some extra PR work with investors.
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post #20 of 55
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I guess the responsibility of taking over a company with such an epic chip as Bulldozer is too much for some people, or maybe AMD has nothing good going on, which is probably the case.
More likely that they see AMD as a gamble; with its history of problems and its chief competitor is the Juggernaut Intel, I can definitely see where these guys would have reservations.
    
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