We are sad to announce that Henri Richard has made the decision to leave AMD.When Henri joined AMD in 2002, his primary mission was to establish a world class global Sales and Marketing organization. It is safe to say that he has accomplished that mission, and he is now ready for a new challenge in his career. While we will certainly miss him, it’s a measure of his success that the organization he leaves behind is fully poised to succeed and capable of maintaining and building the momentum that we built.In the last five years, we have increased exponentially our global account foot print, acquiring customers of every caliber including the top PC and server OEMs around the world. In fact, from Toshiba and Acer to Lenovo, Dell, Sun and HP, we have become a critical strategic partner to our customers and a key component of enterprise solutions and consumer products worldwide. Commensurate with this growth in our business, and the strength of our corporate and product brands. We have a Sales and Marketing organization that can support and continue to grow our strategic importance to our customers. Nevertheless, we know this was a difficult decision for Henri, especially as we are poised to enjoy the successes of our acquisition of ATI, our upcoming quad-core Barcelona product and our strong product and technology roadmaps.Henri’s official departure date is still pending, and we will communicate a leadership plan shortly.Look for a Q&A with Henri to appear on AMD Online in the next day or two. Henri will discuss AMD’s accomplishments over the last five years, and our Phenomenal opportunities moving forward.Please join us in thanking Henri for his leadership and wishing him well in his post-AMD career.
quote: When Henri joined AMD in 2002, his primary mission was to establish a world class global Sales and Marketing organization
quote: five of the most professionally rewarding years here at AMD – I have decided to make a move to a different business segment,”
quote: The AMD global sales and marketing organization will report into the office of the CEO until a permanent replacement is appointed.
quote: Ruiz's departure comes at a critical time; right in the middle of the upcoming Barcelona launch this quarter and Phenom FX by the end of the year.
quote: No official reasoning was mentioned by Ruiz for Richard's departure. Ruiz's departure comes at...
quote: No official reasoning was mentioned by Ruiz for Richard's departure. Richard's departure comes at...
quote: Henri will discuss AMD’s accomplishments over the last five years, and our Phenomenal opportunities moving forward.
quote: Ruiz's departure comes at a critical time;
quote: If a $200 AMD CPU and a $200 Intel processor are very close in overall performance, then why would you NOT buy an AMD based machine.
quote: I mean give me a break, we're talking about a CPU that gets 180 fps in Half Life 2 compared to the E6700's 200 fps!!! Both are WELL over 100 fps....LOL! We're splitting hairs here.
quote: If the extent of your computer usage is for simply gaming (not that gaming is not fun/worthy -- but there is more to computing than splitting hairs over 180 and 200 FPS), it is more cost effective to go for a console.
quote: I like your opinions about the 180 fps vs. 200 fps. I think most peoples here had forgot the <10% = insignificant rules LOL.