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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 CyborgTMT on 7/11/2007 2:03:56 AM , Rating: 1
Both the Nehalem and the Deneb are scheduled for a 2H 2008 release.


RE: wa
By Andrwken on 7/11/2007 2:21:12 AM , Rating: 4
If recent history proves anything, it would be very suprising to see a 45nm deneb in retail by the end of 2008. Don't get me wrong, nothing is saying that intel will have another barn burner with Nehalem, but in the last two years, their timetables have been spot on or early. You just can't say that for Amd as of late.


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