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Hope that John Fruehe (JF-AMD) is spared.
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It's not fun being laid off. I've been out of work for almost 3 years and it is really hard for me to find work. No one in my state cares and the employers care less about it. All they want is their self-interests and making money to survive. Either those who got laid off go somewhere else to find work or go protest with the Occupy movement.
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I highly doubt bulldozer had much of anything to do with this.

enthusiast market us such a small percent of revenue.
^ This.

AMD's been doing all sorts of things trying to get back on track, highly doubt this has anything to do with bulldozer whatsoever.
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^ This.

AMD's been doing all sorts of things trying to get back on track, highly doubt this has anything to do with bulldozer whatsoever.
Even without regards to the enthusiast market, the marketing scheme itself would most likely go over well in prebuilts. People hear "world's first octo-core" and "more gigahertz", and they buy it. At least from my experience, they don't go into very in-depth research.
 
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^ This.

AMD's been doing all sorts of things trying to get back on track, highly doubt this has anything to do with bulldozer whatsoever.
I agree too. The hundreds of millions invested in R&D had nothing to do with this ... .
 
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post #26 of 135
I'm surprised this happened. From what we hear, everything seems to be decent or growing for AMD expect there high end market (BD). I would think if anything they would be hiring
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This doesn't come as a shock to me being that they just hired a new CEO. New CEO new initiatives.
Edited by AMD2600 - 11/3/11 at 3:05pm
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This may not be directly due to BD. Rory Read has been CEO for about three months now. He can't be blamed for BD but he is probably comfortable enough to start restructuring the company. His job is to make AMD be profitable, so naturally the first thing to do is to reduce expenditures. That being said, hearing about such a large layoff in this economy is sad. It's usually the little guys that get axed while the ones who really make the big bucks stay.
    
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Hopefully most of BD's engineers are included in this....
What?

It's true, BD may have disappointed, but the engineers might not necessarily be the (only?) ones to blame.

A corporation is a body of individuals, but it's unwise to assume that the engineers alone are the ones who messed things up. Even aside from engineering, you have departments for accounting, financing, management, and quality control - any combination of which could have led to bulldozer's unfortunate performance issues, or at the very least, made it more difficult for the engineers to design a quality product.

Maybe they shortened timelines or reduced budgets or whatever. I don't know much about the internal workings at AMD. Maybe their other departments aren't as restrictive as I might imagine. I'm just saying that it's foolish to place the blame entirely on one group.

And it's particularly foolish to hope that competent people lose their jobs.
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What?

It's true, BD may have disappointed, but the engineers might not necessarily be the (only?) ones to blame.

A corporation is a body of individuals, but it's unwise to assume that the engineers alone are the ones who messed things up. Even aside from engineering, you have departments for accounting, financing, management, and quality control - any combination of which could have led to bulldozer's unfortunate performance issues, or at the very least, made it more difficult for the engineers to design a quality product.

Maybe they shortened timelines or reduced budgets or whatever. I don't know much about the internal workings at AMD. Maybe their other departments aren't as restrictive as I might imagine. I'm just saying that it's foolish to place the blame entirely on one group.

And it's particularly foolish to hope that competent people lose their jobs.
I agree. The accounting department is responsible for BD being a flop
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