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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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By danielackerman on 9/5/2007 2:02:31 PM , Rating: 0
more like out with the old and in with the new. these og ati canadian cats didnt know how to successfully compete with nvdia. always a day late and a dollar short. amd has slowly been cleaning house and reinventing itself. that takes time. it will cause amd/ati to fall short for a while. but will reap great new things and ideas in the future. thats a good thing. thats what it takes to go from being the thorn in intels/nvidias side to being the toyota in fords side. which many of you know now toyota outsells fords sales in the us as of today.




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