Sunday, December 16th 2007

CEO Admits AMD 'Bungled' Barcelona Launch

AMD CEO Dirk Meyer had something to say to the press today, and it was something along the lines of bungling (I love that word) the Barcelona launch. As The Inquirer so eloquently puts it, Barcelona "was hyped as the best thing since nylon stockings. In the end it was launched six months late, failed to work then, and is now adrift on high seas, apparently following its arch-competitor's Itanic on a trip to Laughing Stock Island." As far as an official statement goes, Dirk Meyer had this to say regarding Barcelona:
We haven’t delivered our quad core product according to plan. We’ll make good on our promise to deliver hundreds of thousands of quad core processors, but we’re disappointed. We blew it, and we're very humbled by it. And we learned from it, and we're not going to do it again.
If AMD's financial records continue their abysmal performance, and the stock continues sinking below the four-year low it currently is at, AMD may not have too many more chances to redeem their reputation.Source: The Inquirer
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13 Comments on CEO Admits AMD 'Bungled' Barcelona Launch

#1
panchoman
Sold my stars!
i applaud amd for their honesty. unlike some companies, they actually admit to and acknowledge their mistakes, and learn from them, unlike some companies who cover up their mistakes and never learn from em *cough*microsoft*cough*
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kwchang007
Well, maybe now they can fix the problem now they admit they have one.
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#3
qwerty_lesh
its bizzare looking back on amds history, the times they were ahead of intel, and the times they have been the underdogs of the processor market. its seems to me that they arent recovering from their latest aquisitions and product releases, its unfortunate, i respect their honesty and at the same time i am discouraged (like probably many) from buying their products until they can release stable & successfull line of quality processors (again, if they can), some of you may argue with me about them being 'on the brink' time will show if they can survive or not, glad i didnt get on the amd quad core bandwagon.



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dont flame me im not retardant, just retarted. heh
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#4
craigwhiteside
i think we should start boycotting intel to get amd back in shape :D
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#5
qwerty_lesh
wont intel just crush us with their heartless competition? lol
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#6
hat
Maximum Overclocker
by: craigwhiteside
i think we should start boycotting intel to get amd back in shape :D
says the man with the C2D
:nutkick:
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#7
effmaster
by: panchoman
i applaud amd for their honesty. unlike some companies, they actually admit to and acknowledge their mistakes, and learn from them, unlike some companies who cover up their mistakes and never learn from em *cough*microsoft*cough*
Hey it took AMD 6 months to admit that they were having a problem with Barcelona dont go dissing Microsoft just because of their long denial of there being a Red ring of death issue.:laugh: at least they also admitted to it EVENTUALLY
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#8
pt
not a suicide-bomber
by: kwchang007
Well, maybe now they can fix the problem now they admit they have one.
they're already fixing it,
rev 2 of barcelonas should be fine
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#9
craigwhiteside
i know i have a c2d, but comeon nobody wants to see amd die :(
they are the underdogs, and nobody wants to see them die :(

even though i am an intel user i still support amd :)

comeon even super die-hard intel users love amd :D
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#10
pt
not a suicide-bomber
by: craigwhiteside
i know i have a c2d, but comeon nobody wants to see amd die :(
they are the underdogs, and nobody wants to see them die :(

even though i am an intel user i still support amd :)

comeon even super die-hard intel users love amd :D
ask the banjoman then, our super die-hard intel lover on tpu :p
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#11
effmaster
by: pt
ask the banjoman then, our super die-hard intel lover on tpu :p
Im sure craigwhiteside can pull a few strings seeing as how both of them are mods:laugh::laugh:
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#12
imperialreign
not really an AMD fan, but I'm ATI loyal, so . . .

i still don't want to see AMD go down, though. At least they were willing to say their product was bunked before anyone else did . . . it won't get out of proportion that way.


Intel has had their fair share, too . . . actually, quite a few more tanked CPU's than AMD ever has . . . sadly, Intel doesn't want to admit when a product is tripe - look at the Itanics . . . how many years ago were those boats launched, and how long did it take for people to bail ship?

and to think, just a month or two ago . . . Intel launched the 2nd generation Itanics!! What's that mam used to say? Quiters never prosper?
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#13
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I like this. As was said though, the next revision should fix the majority of problems and complaints. I look forward to those chips and the price slash ::drool::
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