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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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Damn
By Ard on 9/5/2007 12:50:05 PM , Rating: 2
Like rats fleeing a sinking ship...AMD has been bleeding executives like crazy. This brings the count to 6.




RE: Damn
By AmberClad on 9/5/2007 1:15:33 PM , Rating: 2
Henri Richard is apparently headed to Freescale. Read into that what you will, as far as AMD's future prospects (Freescale is operating in the black, unlike AMD at the moment).


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