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I think it had to do more with the fact that AMD was not producing at a fast enough rate new products to compete with new emerging markets, IE tablets and such. I don't think anything is going to hurt BD, I think this is more about money for the stock holders and maybe in their "minds" new leadership will get them more profits.
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post #42 of 114
Probably just wanted to end on a high note. Hasn't AMD has been making tons of money with all the success of the 5x and 6x series?
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So it really is the end of the world
     
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post #44 of 114
He either sees something looming on the horizon that he doesn't want any part of and is jumping ship, or he's made his money and wants to "retire" early.
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post #45 of 114
Quote:
Originally Posted by Derp View Post
OT, OCN is VERY slow today.
That's because OCN is running on the upcoming AMD Bulldozers.

Seriously though, a lot of speculation going on here, maybe he's made plenty of money and he wants to spend more time with his family, or something completely unrelated to the future of AMD.
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post #46 of 114
I think there is good news in this; the future has been paved for AMD to bring a heavy-weight in to run the company by Meyer resigning. AMD can now bring in someone to expand business and focus on future markets, let alone being behind on emerging markets.

AMD may lose some value in the short term, but count on better PR upcoming throughout the rest of the year.
    
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post #47 of 114
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Originally Posted by xXjay247Xx View Post
Another sign of 2012.
Can you explain what you mean by the this statement?
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post #48 of 114
Dirk used to be a processor designer. (The dude headed the design team for Athlon!) Being what he is/was, perhaps he wasn't the best CEO for AMD in the long run anyway?

An engineer and a businessman are two very different things, right?
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post #49 of 114
Quote:
Originally Posted by un-nefer View Post
  1. resign
  2. watch stocks drop
  3. buy stocks
  4. bulldozer released
  5. wait
  6. profit
1) Buy stocks, watch prices rise to the roof...

a) AMD stocks were uber low and have been for some time due to Debt..
b) You can't it's called inside trading
c) If I resign, I'm no longer an insider.. =D
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post #50 of 114
Quote:
Originally Posted by _GTech View Post
1) Buy stocks, watch prices rise to the roof...

a) AMD stocks were uber low and have been for some time due to Debt..
b) You can't it's called inside trading
c) If I resign, I'm no longer an insider.. =D
WAIT A SEC. Are you saying that you're a-

Nah. Couldn't be.

But just maybe...

What?

GIEF S3CR3TS NAO!
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