Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › [WSJ] AMD to Cut 1,400 Jobs
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[WSJ] AMD to Cut 1,400 Jobs - Page 5

post #41 of 135
Probably very little to do with BD. Maybe new management has re-worked and reviewed the staffing, and found areas that don't need to exist.

I'm no commercial manager (yet), but I've seen companies with departments that seem to only be there for the sake of being there, and teams of people that practically don't perform any work. I can imagine in a huge international company, this could be a serious problem
post #42 of 135
Get them a job at GlobalFoundries?
My system (AMD)
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE "Deneb" @ 3415Mhz Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4 (1x) Gigabyte AMD Radeon 5770 Kingston HyperX DDR2 1066 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 500GB, 1x 1TB external Windows 7 Ultimate Deep Blue 32bit 1x Asus VE248H 24" Monitor Tt eSPORTS Challenger Gaming Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Thermaltake 550w Aero Cool Syclone II Logitech MX518 1800DPI Red Mousepad 
Audio
Creative Headphones 
  hide details  
Reply
My system (AMD)
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE "Deneb" @ 3415Mhz Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4 (1x) Gigabyte AMD Radeon 5770 Kingston HyperX DDR2 1066 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 500GB, 1x 1TB external Windows 7 Ultimate Deep Blue 32bit 1x Asus VE248H 24" Monitor Tt eSPORTS Challenger Gaming Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Thermaltake 550w Aero Cool Syclone II Logitech MX518 1800DPI Red Mousepad 
Audio
Creative Headphones 
  hide details  
Reply
post #43 of 135
Southern Islands better not disappoint.
Mac
(11 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
[2.7GHz Core i5] [Iris Graphics 6100] [8GB 1866MHz DDR3] [128GB PCIe SSD] 
Optical DriveOSMonitorMouse
[USB SuperDrive] [OS X 10.11.6] [2560-by-1600 Retina] [Logitech M325 Wireless] 
Audio
["Best speakers in a notebook"] 
  hide details  
Reply
Mac
(11 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
[2.7GHz Core i5] [Iris Graphics 6100] [8GB 1866MHz DDR3] [128GB PCIe SSD] 
Optical DriveOSMonitorMouse
[USB SuperDrive] [OS X 10.11.6] [2560-by-1600 Retina] [Logitech M325 Wireless] 
Audio
["Best speakers in a notebook"] 
  hide details  
Reply
post #44 of 135
New CEO organizing his company. If the ex-employee accounts have any validity, this would make sense.
Jane
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750 Zotac H55ITX-C-E Sapphire 7850 4GB Corsair XMS 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB Antec 620 Windows 7 Samsung BX2331 23" LED 
PowerCaseAudio
Silverstone 45SF 450W Silverstone SG05 Swan M10 
  hide details  
Reply
Jane
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750 Zotac H55ITX-C-E Sapphire 7850 4GB Corsair XMS 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB Antec 620 Windows 7 Samsung BX2331 23" LED 
PowerCaseAudio
Silverstone 45SF 450W Silverstone SG05 Swan M10 
  hide details  
Reply
post #45 of 135
Quote:
Originally Posted by AMDrocks View Post
Get them a job at GlobalFoundries?

... or they would sabotage INTEL
 
QUEEN OF BLADES
(15 items)
 
ASUS U6Sg
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 REV D0@4.2 HT Asus Rampage II Extreme CFX: ASUS R9 270X DCUII 6GB DDR3 XMP CL6 TRIDENT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Vertex 2 180 GB+RAID 0 2 * 1 TB SAMSUNG Sony Optiarc Labelflash Thermalright Venoumous X W7 X64 Ultimate RETAIL 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2410 IPS Logitech Corsair CMPSU-850TX Antec 1200 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech HAMA Xonar STX / Auzen Forte 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
XEON 5650X @4.45 GHz  Rampage III Formula PCGH CFX: ASUS R9 280X DCUII 16GB G-SKILL CL9@ 1643 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1x 850 Pro 256 GB + 1xWD 500 GB + 2x3TB WD RED Plextor PX-L89OSA Thermalright VX W10 X64 Ultimate RETAIL 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ACER B203W Razer Deathstalker Corsair CMPSU-750TX Antec 902 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G800S Logitech Gaming  Creative Titanium HD + FiiO E17 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo : T8300 Asus U6000Sg Series Notebook NVIDIA 9300 GS 4GB Kingston CL4 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi Ultrastar Asus POS Stock Asus with MX3 W7 x64 Ultimate RETAIL 
MonitorAudio
Asus 12.1 " LED Creative X-Fi EX54 
  hide details  
Reply
 
QUEEN OF BLADES
(15 items)
 
ASUS U6Sg
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 REV D0@4.2 HT Asus Rampage II Extreme CFX: ASUS R9 270X DCUII 6GB DDR3 XMP CL6 TRIDENT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Vertex 2 180 GB+RAID 0 2 * 1 TB SAMSUNG Sony Optiarc Labelflash Thermalright Venoumous X W7 X64 Ultimate RETAIL 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2410 IPS Logitech Corsair CMPSU-850TX Antec 1200 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech HAMA Xonar STX / Auzen Forte 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
XEON 5650X @4.45 GHz  Rampage III Formula PCGH CFX: ASUS R9 280X DCUII 16GB G-SKILL CL9@ 1643 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1x 850 Pro 256 GB + 1xWD 500 GB + 2x3TB WD RED Plextor PX-L89OSA Thermalright VX W10 X64 Ultimate RETAIL 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ACER B203W Razer Deathstalker Corsair CMPSU-750TX Antec 902 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G800S Logitech Gaming  Creative Titanium HD + FiiO E17 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo : T8300 Asus U6000Sg Series Notebook NVIDIA 9300 GS 4GB Kingston CL4 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi Ultrastar Asus POS Stock Asus with MX3 W7 x64 Ultimate RETAIL 
MonitorAudio
Asus 12.1 " LED Creative X-Fi EX54 
  hide details  
Reply
post #46 of 135
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick0matic View Post
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.
Totally agree with you there. In the latest edition of PC Gamer there is an ad for a prebuilt company that has "The AMD FX 8-Core Processor is the world's most advanced desktop PC processor!" plastered across the top. It's really sad to think about how people will buy these thinking they're really fast when in reality they're not.
Deimos (G4.P)
(18 items)
 
 
Arcturus (G4.S)
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 5930K @ 4.3 Ghz ASUS X99 Deluxe II eVGA Titan X SC (1420/3900) 64GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4/2800 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Intel 750 400GB Samsung 850 Pro 512GB Samsung 850 Evo 1TB HEATKILLER IV PRO CPU Block 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
HEATKILLER IV XL GPU Block Windows 8.1 Pro Dell P2715Q Corsair K95 RGB 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair AX860i Silverstone Fortress 2 Silver eVGA TORQ X10 Carbon Denon AVR-S510BT 
AudioAudio
JBL Studio 530 Dayton SUB-120 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 4670k @ 4.0 Ghz ASUS Z87-PRO eVGA Titan X SC (1435/4000) 32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3/2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB Samsung 850 Pro 512GB Noctua NH-U14S Windows 8.1 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell P2415Q 24" 4K Display Corsair K90 RGB (MX Brown) SeaSonic M12II 850W SilverStone FT02S-W 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
eVGA Torq X10 Carbon eVGA Torq X10 Pad JBL Studio 530 Dayton SUB-120 12" Subwoofer 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Xeon D-1521 Supermicro X10SDV-4C-TLN2F 64GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4/2133 Samsung 850 Evo 500GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB bequiet! Silent Wings 2 120mm Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Corsair SF450 
Case
Fractal Design Node 202 
  hide details  
Reply
Deimos (G4.P)
(18 items)
 
 
Arcturus (G4.S)
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 5930K @ 4.3 Ghz ASUS X99 Deluxe II eVGA Titan X SC (1420/3900) 64GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4/2800 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Intel 750 400GB Samsung 850 Pro 512GB Samsung 850 Evo 1TB HEATKILLER IV PRO CPU Block 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
HEATKILLER IV XL GPU Block Windows 8.1 Pro Dell P2715Q Corsair K95 RGB 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair AX860i Silverstone Fortress 2 Silver eVGA TORQ X10 Carbon Denon AVR-S510BT 
AudioAudio
JBL Studio 530 Dayton SUB-120 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 4670k @ 4.0 Ghz ASUS Z87-PRO eVGA Titan X SC (1435/4000) 32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3/2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB Samsung 850 Pro 512GB Noctua NH-U14S Windows 8.1 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell P2415Q 24" 4K Display Corsair K90 RGB (MX Brown) SeaSonic M12II 850W SilverStone FT02S-W 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
eVGA Torq X10 Carbon eVGA Torq X10 Pad JBL Studio 530 Dayton SUB-120 12" Subwoofer 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Xeon D-1521 Supermicro X10SDV-4C-TLN2F 64GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4/2133 Samsung 850 Evo 500GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB bequiet! Silent Wings 2 120mm Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Corsair SF450 
Case
Fractal Design Node 202 
  hide details  
Reply
post #47 of 135
You have to wonder what's going on when one of the jobs from that 1400, is the guy who led the team to create Eyefinity.

If ATI disappears, I'm done with AMD. I wish they hadn't bought them in the first place.
post #48 of 135
Once they improve, they can rehire people. Sacrifices really. Rewards come after
post #49 of 135
(1) AMD finally finished a year in the black, they have excess cash, no doubt they're making some internal changes/reorganization, optimizing their workforce to align where they plan to invest that money

(2)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seronx View Post
I hope he is spared as well and they get a guy for desktop that can ACTUALLY talk on forums
LOL, I was thinking this exactly.

(3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SgtMunky View Post
Probably very little to do with BD. Maybe new management has re-worked and reviewed the staffing, and found areas that don't need to exist.

I'm no commercial manager (yet), but I've seen companies with departments that seem to only be there for the sake of being there, and teams of people that practically don't perform any work. I can imagine in a huge international company, this could be a serious problem
Agreed. Plus, they have yet to specify where these 1500 jobs are coming from--is it from core workers? Contractors? Support staff?

It's sad to hear of anyone losing their job--especially when a company is cutting 10% of their workforce.

Let's just hope they're like Cisco was a couple years ago, and they can hand out some pretty nice severance packages (knew a guy who worked at cisco then and was actually hoping he was on the chopping block because they were handing out like 6 months 100% salary severance packages plus paying out on all of your unused vacation days--he was looking for a new job at the time anyway, but he didn't get cut...).
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K Biostar TP67B+ XFX HD5750 1GB 2x4GB DDR3 Corsair 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
60GB OCZ SSD, 2x160GB HDD RAID0, 500GB+500GB+1.5TB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster 930B Antec SmartPower 450w 
Case
Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K Biostar TP67B+ XFX HD5750 1GB 2x4GB DDR3 Corsair 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
60GB OCZ SSD, 2x160GB HDD RAID0, 500GB+500GB+1.5TB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster 930B Antec SmartPower 450w 
Case
Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
post #50 of 135
I considered this cutting off the fat and giving money to the muscle where it belongs ;P

Austin, Texas didn't really do anything but nag and whine so obviously they are going to get the first cut
AMD FX ~Seronx
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-9800P Acer Wasp R7 M440 SK Hynix HMA41GS6AFR8N-TF 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
KINGSTON RBU-SNS8152S3128GG2 TOSHIBA MQ01ABD100 HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUE1N Stock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 10 Home Build 14393 Viewsonic XG2401 24 Hz-144 Hz Ducky Channel Shine 3 Stock 65W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Acer Exoskeleton Steelseries Rival 300 Razer Megasoma AMD-Realtek ALC255 
  hide details  
Reply
AMD FX ~Seronx
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-9800P Acer Wasp R7 M440 SK Hynix HMA41GS6AFR8N-TF 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
KINGSTON RBU-SNS8152S3128GG2 TOSHIBA MQ01ABD100 HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUE1N Stock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 10 Home Build 14393 Viewsonic XG2401 24 Hz-144 Hz Ducky Channel Shine 3 Stock 65W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Acer Exoskeleton Steelseries Rival 300 Razer Megasoma AMD-Realtek ALC255 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hardware News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › [WSJ] AMD to Cut 1,400 Jobs