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AMD Recognized for Exemplary Corporate Responsibility with Listings on the Dow Jones

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Xzibit


    Apr 30, 2012
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    Do you work for Nvidia or on there Board of Directors ?
    If you follow there trades they made out like bandits since last year selling there stock.

    Brooke Seawell
    50,000 shares sold almost half her shares.

    William Miller
    330,000 shares sold

    Jay Puri
    541,717 shares sold

    Harvey Jones
    204,795 shares sold

    James Gaither
    315,000 shares sold

    Tench Coxe
    162,338 shares sold

    Mark Perry
    175,000 shares sold

    Just to provide some perspective in shares sold by company members or board of directors in the last 12months



    If you want to make some money just keep track of stock dumps by people in the company that hold high positions.

  2. drdeathx


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    It all boils down to profitablity. By restructuring and making them profitable will do 3 things.

    • Raise the worth of the company and stocks
    • make it more attractive for someone to buy
    • Both

    Piledriver(Vishera) may put AMD back on the map if the performance is what it looks like.
  3. theoneandonlymrk


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    so haveing your Ip in a quarter of the worlds(or more) igpu isnt going to end up good business practice??

    so opening up your subsiduary fabs up to open investement and outside workflow yet retaining manufactureing options with them is also not good business practice, some see these things differently clearly:)
    Crunching for Team TPU
  4. HumanSmoke


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    Not when you pay close to $6bn for something worth near $3bn, and especially not when there is only one suitor for the business.
    It sounds less like good business practice than a form of mental retardation...especially when a chunk of that IP was sold for relative peanuts to a company who seem to be making good use of it...IP that AMD are wishing they hadn't let go.
    Of course, if overpaying for IP and selling the same IP for a fraction of it's worth is business excellence, it kind of makes you wonder why Hector Ruiz and Dirk Meyer got axed.
    The fabs that AMD paid for Globalfoundries to take off their hands ?

    Let me guess, AMD went from a relatively healthy business in 2006 to a basket case in 2012 because of their astute business sense?...
    Thanks for the laughs. You, Themailman and xzibitroll should take your show on the road
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  5. seronx


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    Hector Ruiz: Rumors of inside trading. (Told people that AMD was selling its foundries, etc to get a profit)
    Dirk Meyer: Relaxed research & development and product roadmaps.

    Hector Ruiz should have given up his CEO position to let Jen-Hsun Huang take over when they were planning to acquire Nvidia.
    Dirk Meyer should have released Bulldozer and Bobcat when the development of the two architectures ended in 2007.
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  6. HumanSmoke


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    Didn't the rumour also include ol' Hector cutting a deal with the SEC - so technically he'd be an insider trader and an informer ?
    Which included axing mobile development if I'm not mistaken...and AMD's new thrust into profitability is aimed at...

    Somehow I'm not altogether sure Hector and Dirk's antic's bolster the opinion that Sunnyvale is a centre for business management excellence.
    I think a privet reality would be:
    Freudian slip?
    Don't care tbh. I pointed out the fact that the DJSI is largely determined by company provided information including internal bias. Do I care that AMD have been on the DJSI for eight years- no I do not. Would I trade eight years worth of meaningless awards for a stronger company providing competition in every sector they compete in- yes. In a heartbeat.
    So, I'll leave the apologists to indulge in a group circle jerk over some pointless accolade.
    Personally, I'd like the BoD to show some accountability for turning AMD from an A-list company into also-ran...but since in the eyes of some, all their financial missteps are in fact a cunning grand strategy, and of course the stated willingness to buy any AMD product regardless of its quality, there probably isn't much need for the BoD to change anything.
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