Skip to comments.AMD’s lack of vision extends beyond CEO’s office ( Apple's Tablet impacting )
Posted on 01/13/2011 12:56:31 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
In fact, the board is just as responsible for signing off on decisions that distracted the company and perhaps factored into why AMD missed out on major growth areas.
Earlier this week, AMD
stunned both Wall Street and Silicon Valley with the news that Meyer who started his career at the chip maker leading one of its most important design teams was stepping down immediately. A search for his replacement is underway.
AMD shares have tumbled, and analysts cited Meyers lack of a cohesive strategy in addressing the explosion in mobile computing as one of the causes for his ouster.
AMD is really behind the 8-ball when it comes to tablets, to all that stuff, said Jack Gold, president and principal analyst, J. Gold Associates. They dont have an answer They are getting pushed from Intel on the top end and getting pushed by ARM on the low end.
The success of Apple Inc.s iPad, which went on sale in April 2010, took many in the computer industry by surprise.
The iPad and other tablets do not use standard PC processors from Intel and AMD, which run too hot and can consume too much battery power. Instead, tablets use lower-power consuming chips based on designs from ARM Holdings PLC.
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Bah. Hire some idiot Harvard MBA and join the rest of American industry on the road to ruin.
Well you know IBM said PC’s would never amount to much. so let MS have them, Oh well the didn’t for IBM
AMD just needs to get busy and get a license from ARM holdings and try to catch up with Nvidia and TI.
Any Ivy Leaguer will do, however AMD is already on the road to ruin. It's a shame because they help keep costs down for those who like to cobble together their own PCs.
Intel can always emulate Coke and Pepsi who spun off their bottling operations.
IMHO, Dirk was the best CEO AMD has ever had.
Unless they can grab someone like Pat Gelsinger (ex Intel), they will regret this decision.
If they are dumb enough to bring back Jerry Saunders, they will collapse in 5 years.
Yep. Dunno why AMD is making a terrible decision here.
Yea, I know. I’ve built three PeeCee’s based on AMD CPU’s. They worked very well and I’ve always been pleased with the bang:buck performance of AMD CPU’s.
The Athlon was miles ahead of the Pentium line back in the day, because AMD admitted that the memory bandwidth issue was the bottleneck in the high-clock chipsets. Until AMD delivered the x64 instruction set and the high memory bandwidth on the desktop, Intel was content to limit their “solutions” to the memory bandwidth issue to their server grade of chipsets, which were absurdly expensive.
Intel does and doesn’t have a huge anchor with their fabs.
Intel and IBM are the two bleeding edge fabs in the world. Intel can’t outsource the fab issue to IBM - IBM doesn’t have the throughput to deliver the amount of product that Intel needs, and no one else is going to put the cash into creating a bleeding edge fab to serve Intel.
So yea, it is an anchor. It is also a barrier to entry for everyone else.
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