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AMD Appoints Rajan Naik as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Dent1

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    It's not the point. Native American is an American term. In the UK and in most of the world we call them Indian, if they are born in India, or Indian-American or Asian American if they are born in the USA. This Native American branding is an American terminology and concept.

    Anyways, terminology is not my point, Trickson is ignorant and probably racist, I'm calling him out on that.
     
  2. Kantastic

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    Alright we can all agree that the ignorant ****s who commented on Naik's race are ********.

    Now I'd like to comment on the issue involving a lack of AMD advertisements. I'm not sure AMD wants to get involved in an ad-war with Intel at their current state. Intel's war vault is far too well equipped and prepared for an all-out rumble with AMD, so it would be wiser for AMD to stick with free forms of advertising like word of mouth and posts on internet tech sites.

    AMD should focus on developing sound products that are marketable as a viable alternative to Intel's offerings before wasting R&D dollars on ads.
     
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    Well on the subject of ignorance, even though they don't like to be called Native American, they like to be called Indian-American even less. As Indian insinuates that one originated from India. Last time i checked they aren't nor is there an India in America. Coming from a bunch who are bothered if they're called Scottish, Welsh, Brit, Irish, etc. The ignorance is beyond ironic.
     
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    With more a Native-American tribe lands opening Casinos, those are the rich Red-Man that have the white folk to work the menial tasks on their lands nowadays! You know maids and janitors…
    Now say this like “Foghorn Leghorn”…that’s a Joke son you missed it!
     
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    AMD is really bringing the big guns. This is good news.
    This looks like AMD is targeting the server and mobile markets. A solid mobile market will only assist the desktop.
     
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    Agreed. To be blunt American terminology is ignorant. Full stop. Simply a way for some Caucasians to ego-trip over their perceived superiority complex. Some Americans are quick to call black men African-American forgetting that he might be of Caribbean decent rather than African decent or from another decent. It's automatic for you guys. Oh he is black he must be African-American.

    In truth in Britain we've actually removed the "sub" part of the terminology. Yes we accept Indian-American as a legit term, but in the media we just use "American" only regardless of descent. For example we don't call Barack Obama African American on our media, he is just American.

    Even British people of Indian decent, born in the UK are referred to as British. Full stop. Nothing more nothing less.

    As for Scottish, Welsh, Brit, Irish, etc argument, generally speaking the English, Scottish and Welsh don't mind being called British because it's in Britain. It's only Irish people have a problem because it's outside of Britain.
     
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    i'm so glad you actually read my post instead of seeing the term "native american" and going all ignorant, full stop.

    you have fun being superior.
     
  8. suraswami

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    Why is it always an AMD related post ends up in a discussion entirely unrelated?:shadedshu

    Either you add something useful to the post or read the post and move on!!
     
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  9. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    You can call me whatever you want to I do not care . I am concerned as to why it is that American jobs are being out sourced to every one but Americans . I do not know for a fact if this person is a foreigner but from the sound of it he is . ( I could be wrong ) . Sure this is great news for AMD I am not saying the man is not smart or qualified , This the guy is very smart and very qualified . But so are millions of other American people . Why is it that I can not have an opinion on the outsourcing of American jobs to people other than Americans with out being a racists ? Suck it up ! I am sick of it . Millions upon millions of Americans can and are just as qualified as this man is . JMHO . You can knock us Americans down all you want you talk about how we have poor schools and poorly educated people , But I can not say this ? Well most foreigners come here to AMERICA to get there education ! So to that I say your are full of PLAIN OLD BS !
     
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    And I went bald at 25 thanks to chemo...your point being? Or are you just trying to be a dick because you lack one? :nutkick:
     
  11. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    lol !
     
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    Oh c'mon guys, AMD has to hire talented people. Do you think those israelian geniouses at intel aren't talented as well? its not about where you come from, its about serving the company and make it stand. AMD doesn't care as long as results show up. Specially when you have to save the entire company.

    However, saying something like "Americans getting jobs they don't deserve" is somewhat questionable. Because there are talented people in America AND in the UK AND in rest of the world.

    Look, I'm not from the U.S. myself, I'm from Uruguay. I just believe that if Rajan Naik, wherever he is from, do a good job for AMD then welcome aboard. Because intel does it the same way.
     
  13. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Yeah I can agree with this . Just when I see it is to head an office in Texas USA I have some things I am starting to get upset at . America has out sourced way to much and it seems to be the trend . The way things are going China will start to out source jobs to us only as taco benders and Berger flippers ! We were once great now all we do is pump gas and flip Berger's !
     
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    Of course being autocritical is a good thing, but I still believe that an U.S. engineer is a good engineer. They are just not giving the oportunity they deserve.

    I don't live in the US and not planning moving there as I'm pretty ok in my country, but I know how it feels when a trend takes jobs away. In our case everything moves to Brazil or Argentina. But as everything, as a trend begins a trend comes to an end sometime.

    And to conclude my thoughts I think that as texas based AMD is still a multinational company, and I personally see no reason to be mad at them for hiring a non-U.S. guy aboard. After all, the whole world buys products from U.S. based companies. But if for some reason its more redituable to do things outside the U.S., companies are not incentivated (if that word exists) to stay in the U.S, and that's something the govs have to look at.

    But in this case, it has nothing to do with world's economy, we are talking about AMD hiring Rajan Naik, right? what if he is just another U.S. guy living in the U.S. ? he studied in the U.S., he lived in the U.S. maybe he didn't born in the U.S., but if he is a citizen, its making more good to the U.S. than people thinks.

    Some people thinks "This guy didn't born in the U.S, but he studied in the U.S. and now he's taking away our jobs".... which is in my opinion a wrong logical thought. If the guy lives in the U.S. under U.S. laws, (and assuming he pays his taxes), then I can assure you he's doing good to the nation and he's contributing to its prosperity. If you think otherwise, then you may think that having more people in the U.S. is bad, because they take jobs away.

    What if a U.S. couple has 5 children instead of 2, is that going to harm the U.S economy by taking jobs away? No of course not. Population growth is an important thing to a nation, and the cold number doesn't care whenever those children were born in the U.S. or not. And one of those children could be Rajan Naik himself.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  15. btarunr

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    Rajan's work at Intel and Lucent could make him the guy who will steer AMD into making super-efficient processors for mobiles and tablets (a profitable venture, where Intel is miserably failing), and maybe even a transition from x86 to ARM (a reptile to mammal transition, ARM's triumph is inevitable).

    Says a foreigner to America. I was about to RMA my ironymeter. Rajan Naik is a naturalized American citizen. He's no less American than you. You should be glad he pays his taxes to your his government.
     
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    Getting grey or white hair is part of getting older but as for getting bald that is purely genetics ;)

    Sorry! to hear that & i hope that was long time ago & that you're alright now?

    As for Rajan Naik who really care where the guy comes from?
    If you higher someone to do a job & the guy can do a good job what is it matter what nationality he comes from? None!
     
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    Amd threads are always so...volatile :shadedshu
     
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    Agree with you BTA...wow man this is just crazy.

    @Trickson, well to start with AMD is not an American company, its a European one. Secondly, I think its the prerogative of the company to hire a person and not yours. And thirdly, get out from under the damn rock you have been living in. You sound like some dude from back in the 50's/60's with your hating of people who are of a different color/race than you. America was built by foreigners (British, European, African, Asians etc etc etc) to start with. So please read up on your history before going on about race and how its that one qualification that will turn a company around.

    American/Indian/Chinese/European/African etc etc make no difference as long as they get the job done. And I hope you read the rest of the post as well, which says he studied in America, passed out from a couple of really good schools, has proved himself to be a good guy at work and so on and so forth. SO, he is basically getting the job on the merit of his work and his education, NOT because he is of a particular color/creed/race/religion.

    I am sorry about this rant, but your comments are really a bit out of line for the internet and specially for a forum that caters to people worldwide.
     
  20. btarunr

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    AMD is American, so is Rajan Naik. It's just that Trickson thinks everyone who's not an Anglo-Saxon by default is not American. He overlooks the fact that there are tons of high-level employees of Indian and Chinese origin in Intel and NVIDIA. He also seems to overlook this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ethnic_groups_in_the_United_States_by_household_income
     
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    Ah, the latest in AMD's tick-tock management strategy.
     
  22. btarunr

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    As a product of Cornell and MIT, Rajan is a US engineer.
     
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    Didn't the Anglo Saxons move from Europe (Germany?) to England to start with...

    So they are not "REAL" Americans either, right?
     
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    EXACTLY!

    Anglo Saxon or white or caucasians or whatever you want to call them are NOT the real Americans if we want to be technical. The Native Americans are, they were killed and murdered and had their homeland taken away.

    Those foreign people learned English as a second language to a high standard and hence scooped up some of the high paid western jobs when opportunity came.

    Maybe if us western people were not so lazy we would learn a second language a get high paid jobs in their country too.
     
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    Well, there are a lot of "expats" or people from different countries working in India, some in Multinational firms and some in home grown firms. And this is across sectors, so not only in IT or Telecom, but even in Engineering, Airlines, Transport, SCM etc. They normally bring with them the expertise of working for large corporations in a similar industry. So, well, basically its a globalised world and I think talk of color/nationality etc has taken a back seat in people's mind.
     

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