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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 vignyan on 9/6/2007 2:01:39 AM , Rating: 2
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In the long run, we will see the merger move up the schedule for 65nm and 45nm GPUs thanks to AMD experience researching these technologies


I dont think AMD is having any significant investment in the development of 45nm. All of the AMD's 45nm will be coming from IBM and other manufacturing partners.

BTW, Nvidia is not leaving things all alone, they are on-schedule for their 50nm chips due out early next year.


By Viditor on 9/6/2007 3:15:03 AM , Rating: 3
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All of the AMD's 45nm will be coming from IBM and other manufacturing partners

It was actually a joint development of AMD and IBM out of East Fishkill...AMD invested over $.5 billion on the development tools, as did IBM.


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