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The hits keep on coming for AMD

Last week, reports began to swirl around the internet that AMD slashed 5% of its workforce. AMD denied the reports and issued a statement saying, "We did not have a workforce reduction."

It appears that the reports of job cuts were true; however, the size and timing of the layoffs were wrong. According to Information Week, AMD plans to axe off 1,600 employees before the close of September -- this would represent a 10% reduction in AMD's current workforce of 16,000 employees.

The jobs are a necessary move to help lift AMD from the gutter in terms of financial performance. AMD did not disclose which locations or what positions within the company would see the bulk of the workforce reduction.

AMD had a rough 2007 and reported revenues of $1.77B and a $1.722B loss during the closing quarter of the year. 2007 yearly totals saw AMD with $6.012B in revenue and a net loss of $3.379B.

AMD expects that Q1 revenue will come in at roughly $1.5B or 15% lower than Q4 2007 -- the loss came from an unexpected decline in every market that AMD competes.

We will still have to wait a few days longer to hear the full damage report for AMD's Q1 earnings. Despite the already grim forecast, AMD is looking forward to the latter half of the year when it will push its 45nm processors to customers.

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RE: AMD to Slash 1,600 Jobs by Year's End...
By Hydrofirex on 4/7/2008 9:51:19 PM , Rating: -1
Can't we just let those $100k+ big boys take a hit for once?

NO, because they earned it and everyone else didn't. If you don't want to get laid off then you should go to better schools and earn it! After all, nothing random happens to people and you should never be imposed on by society by having to help out anyone else with what you have rightly earned for yourself. Anything else is just fascist-liberal-communism. I shouldn't have to pay money for your kids to go to public school if I send mine to private school. I don't care if your family can't afford health-care! Get a job and pay for it!

/Republican Rant


By BansheeX on 4/7/2008 10:08:05 PM , Rating: 4
After all, nothing random happens to people and you should never be imposed on by society

Indeed, cut out the middle man (government waste, the federal reserve) and everyone will be richer, leading to more affordable everything, a competitive market free of special privileges (NAFTA, WTO, HMO act), more jobs, and a rate of charity not seen since the 19th century rather than fighting poverty by creating it with morally repugnant redistribution of wealth schemes that get more useless and unsustainable by the day due to inflation rates intentionally understated by the CPI.

/Libertarian rant


By MrBlastman on 4/8/2008 9:58:10 AM , Rating: 1
He he aside from the sarcasm, you could argue where you are born is as random as it gets.

It isn't as if you had a choice in the matter. You do have a choice on what you do with your situation (depending on where you're at of course).

"Well, we didn't have anyone in line that got shot waiting for our system." -- Nintendo of America Vice President Perrin Kaplan
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