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That happens when you produce failures constantly. At least their GPU division is being somewhat competive.
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10 bucks intel wil go pick up a 1000 of those ppl
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Originally Posted by Fr0sty View Post
amd didnt plan to buy nvidia at all
Wrong
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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.
It has a lot to do with it. Think about it. So far it's had such bad press than I can't imagine any OEM would use the chips en mass. If they could have snagged say, Dell - that would be a huge win fall.
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Wrong
proof please... and not some rumors from back then
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post #96 of 135
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proof please... and not some rumors from back then
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4. Failed AMD-Nvidia Merger, Take One

However, with the recent talk about Nvidia buying ATI, it would be only logical to go back at that point in time when AMD wanted to buy Nvidia. In fact, Nvidia was AMD’s first choice for acquisition. At the time of negotiations, AMD’s market cap was $23 billion, and Nvidia was worth somewhere in $11-13 billion range, or just about dead-even between merger and acquisition.
We’re talking about the second half of 2005, and AMD was looking into ways to respond to upcoming Intel threats called Nehalem and Larrabee. We learned that it all fell apart because of a fallout between Hector Ruiz and Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia’s CEO. Huang wanted the CEO position, a position that Ruiz did not want to surrender. If that merger had gone through, we would probably have a monster semiconductor company right now, with Athlon 64, Phenom, Opteron and GeForce, Quadro and nForce dominating the market, regardless of the strength of weakness of some components in the package.

AMD turned its focus to ATI, and merger talks between AMD and ATI began at the very end of 2005. The deal was set to happen by March 2006, and it was publicly announced on July 24th, 2006. The Inquirer wrote an excellent analysis on the subject, but the fact remains that ATI was a second pick. If AMD had been smart enough, an acquisition of Ageia would have provided the company with a foothold in the physics segment, instead of constantly making two steps forward and one step back.
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/nvidia-a...,news-594.html

Take it for what it is, call it rumors, or what ever you like. Not going to argue with you.

Side note, an Intel / Nvidia merger would be epic, but will never happen.
Edited by 2010rig - 11/4/11 at 12:14am
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Team,

Today we undertook the difficult, but necessary step, of implementing a reduction in our AMD workforce. This is a company-wide action that will include all functions and locations across AMD and impact approximately 10% of our global workforce. A decision to lay off fellow employees is never easy or taken lightly, but these reductions are a required step to remain competitive and ready the company for 2012. This action was necessary to rebalance our skillsets, drive to a more competitive cost structure and enable us to fund our key growth areas.

Over the past 60 days we have been working through a detailed review of our business, our market and our growth opportunities. Our industry is at an inflection point as new trends emerge around the consumer experience, the breakdown of traditional control points and technology convergence. It’s clear we have to take aggressive steps to create distinct value for our customers, and must optimize our existing business today while enabling the company to capture future growth. If we do not take action now, we will miss these opportunities and be squeezed out.

To strengthen our market position, we have to rebalance our skillsets to better align with these market shifts and implement a more competitive cost structure. Our competitors are serious and significant, and we will take the required actions to beat them. All of the transformation work we have underway, like Project WIN, will help drive operational improvements, increase efficiencies and lower our operating costs, but we need to take additional action. A lower cost base allows us to be more competitive today and to invest back into the business to fuel our “attack” strategies in— low power, emerging markets and the cloud. I will share more insights into our strategy and path forward in my upcoming Worldcast on November 9th.

I believe in my core that AMD is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the opportunities in front of us, and it is up to us to seize them. If we stay focused and continue to tap into the fighting spirit that lives within the walls of AMD, we can build momentum every day moving forward. We must continue to come together as an organization and write the next chapter for AMD – together as one unified company. We are building a company to last and need every single AMDer around the planet working together and toward the same goals. This is our company and our time to seize the opportunities, to step out of the shadows of others and to lead in this changing technology landscape.

There is no question it is difficult to see our friends and co-workers move on. But we cannot allow this to reduce our focus or commitment. We still have work to do as we prepare for 2012 and I am entirely confident that we will be ready. We must keep moving forward. Customer interest for our products is positive and demand remains strong, so it’s critical that we remain focused on delivering on our commitments in Q4. Please do not let up or pause. We must act and must always do what we say and own what we do … it’s the AMD way.

Together we will accomplish great things.

Rory
Some of the AMD folks that have gotten laid off today include Director of the Products Group, senior engineer Carrell Killebrew; PR Manager Antal Tungler; PR Rep Bernard Fernandes; FirePro Product Marketing Managers Robert Miller and Lidia Gentilucci; Corporate VP of Strategy and Fellow Patrick Moorhead; Margaret Franco, VP of Marketing; and John Volkmann, Corporate Marketing Fellow.

Some
http://tech.icrontic.com/news/the-ax...h-the-company/
http://pastebin.com/FGC10TSB
Edited by Seronx - 11/4/11 at 12:34am
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New CEO; Fire any many workers as possible to receive a bigger bonus.

Hopefully they can find jobs elsewhere.
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Some of the AMD folks that have gotten laid off today include Director of the Products Group, senior engineer Carrell Killebrew; PR Manager Antal Tungler; PR Rep Bernard Fernandes; FirePro Product Marketing Managers Robert Miller and Lidia Gentilucci; Corporate VP of Strategy and Fellow Patrick Moorhead; Margaret Franco, VP of Marketing; and John Volkmann, Corporate Marketing Fellow.

Some
http://tech.icrontic.com/news/the-ax...h-the-company/
http://pastebin.com/FGC10TSB
Don't mean for this to come out the wrong way, but their marketing and engineering teams need a restructure.

They brought back the FX brand for what?

You can't over-hype and under-deliver, and expect to win customer confidence. This entire year leading up to Bulldozer launch has been a whole lot of negative press for AMD filled with rumors and delays, and the end result was not pretty.
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I literally lol'ed. But seriously this is horrible news. Especially for employees with families. I personally know what it feels like to have a family member who's the breadwinner of the house get layed off. It's a rough ride, believe me. I wish the best for anyone who's laid off and best of luck to them obtaining new jobs.
Well said Ockap. Throw away all of the fanboy stuff these are real people who are going home destroyed. Job loss is #3 on the list of hard stuff. #1 health #2 love lost #3 job loss.
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