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

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#51
i bought nvidia at 34 .. cured from stock market since then :p
Hmmm...

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

AMD
272,504

NVIDIA
3,678,235

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

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#52
I just don't get all the hype people raise over AMD's choices. Bank of america has laid off thousands more that AMD will. Many other companies in different and similar business markets have done the same thing over the last few years. It's a tough time for a lot of companies, albeit that some fare better than others.

I think this speculation that AMD is on it's way out is completely false. Despite the poor earnings and the stock drops, AMD is still a performing company. They most certainly need some upper management changes, but like all companies feeling financial woes, they adjust and try different things.

I also disagree with people segregating AMD's chip and gpu chip departments. It's all AMD now. Has been since 2006 whether the ATI name was there or not. AMD makes decent and powerful top end graphics cards. Personally i switched from Nvidia because the cards i got either died or just seemed sub par. I own 7970's now, and love them, and i've gone toe to toe with many a friends 680 and 680 sli setups, and still haven't seen a competitor come out on top. AMD makes decent mid to low end cpu's, decent APU's and stellar graphics. That's AMD in a nutshell.

Why don't we as techies, nerds, geeks, celler dwellers, sys admins, programers, graphic artists, and all the other various genre's stand behind these companies and hope for the best, because you all know that no competition is never good for business and if AMD goes by the wayside.. We'll all be paying more, intel, amd, nvdia, alike
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.
 
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Overpaying by 100% for the worth of the company sound like good business sense to you? You MUST work for Rory or a vendor, because even AMD say AMD overpaid for ATI. And the debt they incurred...well, they're still paying it off. Of course what the f**k would they have done with all that interest repayment otherwise- spend it on some bullshit like R&D, or keep their fabs, or not have to sell their handheld graphics IP to Qualcomm ? Nah, you're right- better to pour money into debt servicing.
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:)
 
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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??
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.
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:)
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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It kind of makes you wonder why Hector Ruiz and Dirk Meyer got axed.
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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Hector Ruiz: Rumors of inside trading. (Told people that AMD was selling its foundries, etc to get a profit)
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 ?
Dirk Meyer: Relaxed research & development and product roadmaps.
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?
You just cannot stand the fact AMD has been recognized
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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