quote: It sucks to lose your job, but that's one of the joys of working for a corporation.
quote: Prior to that, AMD hardware was not faster or better than Intel, but it was much cheaper.
quote: How about cutting Hector's compensation
quote: Oh thats right... performance has been unaccpetable but it isn't managements fault.
quote: AMD to Cut More Than 400 Jobs
quote: AMD announces the job cuts after a brutal Q1 earnings announcement
quote: a brutal Q1 earnings announcement
quote: "There is no way to sugarcoat our performance in the first quarter,"
quote: AMD Chief Executive Hector Ruiz described AMD's recent performance as "unacceptable."
quote: While Intel released the Core 2 Duo chip last year, AMD believes its Barcelona technology will offer better performance since it has four cores on a single die.
quote: asset light is code word for the company moving toward more of a "fabless" model of doing business in which computer chip companies outsource their manufacturing to factories called foundries, many of which are located in Asia
quote: Around 1975 AMD introduced a reverse-engineered clone of the Intel 8080 microprocessor. Thats exactly what they should done with Intel Core & core 2 as a Short Term Stratergy & Barcelona/Torenza for the long term.
quote: If AMD would have further developed/refined the above technology,then ofcourse it would have been in a better position to match Intels production & prices.
quote: Its only now they have started to discuss the ASSET LIGHT !
quote: Those two combined makes me think that last quarter is going to be the first wake before the real wave of their poor earnings hit.
quote: Obviously that's just an emotional reaction, because there's a rhyme and reason behind all this, but I'm simply not in the know.
quote: AMD [...] recently unveiled Agena FX, a quad-core desktop CPU, and plans on unveiling Phenom FX next week.