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I hope they sell ATI before they go under


I cant see that happening.

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The Inventory write off of Llano after the release of Trinity probably had something to do with this. If this goes on AMD might go under before Kavari, let alone full HSA.
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I wonder if they can save more money if they just cut executive salaries rather than lay off more (and usually lower level) workers.
    
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AMD's problem starts from not being competitive with Intel in x86 CPU architecture . the server market share is non-existent. The APU strategy is not yet paying off because of lack of software to show differentiation and value. The company is feeling the pressure at the low end due to tablets which are fastly eroding the low end of the notebook market. AMD is caught between ARM at the low end and Intel at the high end. Whats worse is AMD is going to cut back on engineering. this is suicide. AMD's management sucks. the board of directors and shareholders are sitting on their sorry asses seeing this 40 year old company being destroyed.
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What happens to Intel and it's x64 if AMD goes under? I mean do we go back to the x86 days or do they just get to keep it? All I have to say to AMD is get your Linux GPU drivers at or better than Nvidia's and you can take my money. Seriously. I want a C-60, E-450, and 2 of the Trinity models but the fear of their drivers holds me back.
     
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The only thing keeping them floating is ATi.
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I feel really guilty, not having looked into AMD to do my recent upgrade. Guess Iv'e got more waking up to do.
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The only thing keeping them floating is ATi.

the reason that AMD is in this situation is because they overspent buying ATI. that 5+ billion dollar buyout was the beginning of AMD's troubles. To add to that the disastrous Bulldozer pushed the final nail in the coffin by wiping out any chance of their server market share growth.
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I wonder if they can save more money if they just cut executive salaries rather than lay off more (and usually lower level) workers.

Your plan would probably fix the rest of the economy as well.
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Your plan would probably fix the rest of the economy as well.

very well said. thumb.gif
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