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Former ATI president and CEO resigns from AMD

AMD today announced Dave Orton, executive vice president of AMD, has resigned. The resignation is effective in the end of July 2007. Orton was the former president and chief executive officer of ATI before the merger with AMD. A new executive vice president has not been appointed yet.

“It is with mixed feelings that I am leaving AMD,” Orton said. “I am very optimistic about AMD’s future. I believe strongly in the strategies that brought AMD and ATI together and the talented employees of the ‘new AMD’ who are committed to winning in the market by delivering the best possible solutions for customers.”

Orton was one of the “key drivers in the successful integration of AMD and ATI,” according to AMD President and Chief Operating Officer Dirk Meyer. “With his integration work complete and the successful launch of key graphics and chipset products earlier this year, the time was right for Dave to take his personal and professional life in a different direction,” he added.

Despite the “successful integration” of AMD and ATI, the company continues to hemorrhage cash, with debts mounting up fast and an estimated $1.1 billion in the bank. The company also posted a first quarter loss of $611 million USD.  



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RE: wa
By zsdersw on 7/10/2007 8:57:22 PM , Rating: -1
"performant" is not a word.


RE: wa
By Kietsche on 7/11/2007 6:32:22 AM , Rating: 3
Great way to miss the point of a thoughtfully written post.

Your post wasn't a sentence either, since it didn't start with a capital letter. In addition, the English language is governed by usage, and has a continually expanding (particularly so in recent years due to the technology industry - would you be one of the people who said "robot" wasn't a word before it was in the OED?) lexicon in response to this. "Performant" gets "about 2,490,000" hits on Google UK as of today. Lastly, if you didn't know what it meant, it's pretty easy to look up.


RE: wa
By zsdersw on 7/11/07, Rating: -1
"We can't expect users to use common sense. That would eliminate the need for all sorts of legislation, committees, oversight and lawyers." -- Christopher Jennings

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