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post #31 of 114
Nothing going to happen to bulldozer. Too much money invested into it already.

But the sudden resignation day after CES is quite the mystery to the outsiders. Here's to hoping some idiot leaks some close info.
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post #32 of 114
...someone probably offered him a better job.

This article offers another explanation:
Mobile Computing Helps Nvidia Best Intel, Costs AMD CEO His Job
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However, don’t count on a humble Intel for long. It has revised its architecture for better graphics performance with its Sandy Bridge platform and isn’t sleeping like AMD seems to have been when it comes to the threat to its business from ARM and mobile computing. On that note, AMD’s CEO Dirk Meyer resigned today, most likely as a result of AMD’s failure to move quickly a few years back into the mobile computing and now the tablet market. Even as recently as last June, AMD had no mobile story, with executive Rick Bergman telling me at our Structure conference that AMD doesn’t have “any immediate clients to serve the mobile form factor,” but that it planned to move forward on that.
http://gigaom.com/2011/01/10/mobile-...d-ceo-his-job/
Edited by test tube - 1/10/11 at 5:32pm
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post #33 of 114
Or more then likely there was a disagreement in direction that AMD should take now that fab has been spun of in GF and that ATI has been retired?
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post #34 of 114
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Originally Posted by JeremiahTheBullfrog View Post
Interesting play of events.
I think your Avatar is just as shocked..
post #35 of 114
Anyone think theres a connection with SB just having been released? not a fanboy just merely speculation here
    
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It certainly was a surprised to me... I'm very apprehensive of the move, as I'm sure the market will be. Expect their stock to take a hit.

I'd like to know what happened behind the scenes.
    
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so long... and thanks for all the fish
    
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Thread Starter 
Thanks Mod for correcting the title.
post #39 of 114
This is a bad PR move for AMD, couldn't this wait till after CES and Bulldozer client launch?
post #40 of 114
this sucks I hope bulldozer does well , so intel could have some competition
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