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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: Normal departure after merger?
By Nik00117 on 9/5/2007 3:25:18 PM , Rating: 0
I think that whats happening.

I recently switch to a job which I thought was going be great, I got better pay and work load was a bit less.

However I hate it! The poeple I work with granted are not bad poeple we just simply do not mix well. I think thats whats going on, and it will go on for quite some time.

AMD will take over Intel eventually, then intel will take over AMD, and this process will be reapted for a long time. AMD was caught off gaurd cause they got too cocky, INtel is getting cocky as well so AMD will catch up and beat them. Intel then will do the same.

Its like what happened to my HS football game, were like 5 touchdowns ahead, we got cocky put shitty players on the field at half time and experimented with a critical game. We lost by 2 points, by the time we figured out we were getting butt rapped it was too late.


By vignyan on 9/6/2007 2:07:00 AM , Rating: 2
Dude,
This is a computer industry with billions of dollars at stake. People getting cocky is fine... but companies getting cocky is something that is not ideal... Agreed that AMD was way too "cocky" in trying to show intel down... but that was not the reason that they failed. Its just that Intel came up with a better product... And their success is attributed to their products...

Grow up!


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