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AMD's Rick Hegberg  (Source: AMD)
AMD loses another executive

In late August, DailyTech reported that Henri Richard would leave his position as executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer for AMD on September 8. Richard had been with the company since 2002 and saw the Sunnyvale, CA-based company go through good times (Opteron successes) and bad times (post ATI acquisition difficulties).

Today, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that another AMD executive is jumping ship. Rick Hegberg, AMD's VP of worldwide sales, is leaving the company although a company representative declined to indicate when the resignation would take place or his prospects afterwards.

Hegberg was a former ATI employee and came to AMD after the 2006 acquisition. Hegberg is also the second former ATI executive to leave AMD -- former ATI CEO Dave Orton left in July.

It's interesting that three key executives are abandoning the company prior to the release of Barcelona. AMD's native quad-core processor family is just around the corner and the company has already announced pricing for the new chips.



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RE: Merger was a Mistake
By Adonlude on 9/5/2007 12:45:59 PM , Rating: 3
Blaming all AMD's woes on the merger? Barcelona is over a year behind, it hardly clocks over 2GHz, and AMD is so hush hush about it that we don't even know if it can compete with Conroe much less its sucessors. No, there is nothing that AMD could have done to keep Intel from creating Core 2 Duo.


RE: Merger was a Mistake
By Viditor on 9/5/2007 11:00:29 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
Barcelona is over a year behind

That is just plain wrong...
Since it's inception 4 years ago, Barcelona has been expected to be released in mid 2007. I would agree that it will be 4-6 months behind their hoped-for release date, but over a year???
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it hardly clocks over 2GHz

They have already shown Agenas clocking at 3 Ghz...
The Barcelonas being released in Sept are the lower power versions. The higher power versions (expected to clock up to 2.6 GHz by the end of the year for quad and 3 GHz+ for dual in Q1) are being launched in November (2 months later).

Also remember that the November K10s are to be a new stepping again (B3).


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