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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 Viditor on 9/5/2007 11:16:37 PM , Rating: 2
Here, let me correct a few things for you

I shall help you as well...

Yes, Intel only holds 76.3% of the market

Intel was never a monopoly, they have never been convicted of it

1. A monopoly means that you have the vast majority of the market, not 100%
2. There's no law against being a monopoly , so how can they be convicted??

The third guy is the odd man out and his exit made the biggest statement in the theory that Barcelona might not be all its cracked up to be

The 3rd guy was expecting to get Henri Richard's job and was turned down...that's why he is leaving.

Intel made no secret of the fact that it was going to demolish Athlong and when the launch game and independent benchmarks were run, it did just that. AMD did the same when Athlon was steamrolling the P4 in gaming

1. Intel was losing HUGE chunks of marketshare and had to stop the loss...the price war they initiated wasn't doing this.
2. AMD was desperately trying to get their first OEM contracts and the only way was to build demand on all fronts.

"Let's face it, we're not changing the world. We're building a product that helps people buy more crap - and watch porn." -- Seagate CEO Bill Watkins
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