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: 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.