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AMD Reports First Quarter Results

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AMD needs to ditch their CPU department because it is slowly killing ATI.

And I said ATI for a reason there, because I will never let ATI be killed by those morons.
 
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Well that's a bit of a downer, might change with an early Trinity release.
Doubt it, AMD's current line up of CPUs are selling well enough. AMD's problem isnt their product, its the management, they are leaking money internally. In essence their business model needs evaluating.

Looking from the outside, their net income is fantastic which shows their products sell, but it's negated by the loss i.e. overspending.
 
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AMD is doing better than a year ago. That's the good news.
The bad news- they still aren't making anywhere near what Nvidia or Intel makes.
 
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Hard times.
 
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Doubt it, AMD's current line up of CPUs are selling well enough. AMD's problem isnt their product, its the management, they are leaking money internally. In essence their business model needs evaluating.

Looking from the outside, their net income is fantastic which shows their products sell, but it's negated by the loss i.e. overspending.
How do they not know this then? They just got that new ceo right? Wheres the spending?
 
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How do they not know this then? They just got that new ceo right? Wheres the spending?
They do know this. It's basic profit and loss. Whenever you have loss its because one of two reasons. They are not making enough or they are spending too much. We can see from the net income that they are making enough, so it leaves the expenditures. Without a breakdown of their expenditures it makes it difficult to establish where the waste is. It could be due to too many staff, manufacturing cost, export costs, research and development costs, paying too much for adverts, cost of running offices, managers stealing and committing internal fraud. It could be anything

Yes, they've got new CEOs but only recently, it could take years to realign a failing multinational corporation to the ideologies of new management.

They change their CEOs faster than I change my pants, that's the problem. Not letting anyone stay long enough to implement whatever which is in their mind before getting ousted by investors who only care about the short term.
james888, thats the other reason. CEOs need time to implement change. If they keep changing all the good internal policies and structures set up will get undone by the replacement CEO. Also the staff start to lose respect for the company and moral runs low, thus they stop working as hard to make the company a success.
 
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They change their CEOs faster than I change my pants, that's the problem. Not letting anyone stay long enough to implement whatever which is in their mind before getting ousted by investors who only care about the short term.
 
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letting anyone stay long enough to implement whatever which is in their mind
^What he said.
Sometimes a business plan needs to account for the long term rather than maxing profits for short-sighted investors. A good ceo would be disposed of in 6 months... Despite having a solid, practical plan for the company.
 

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James888 you ever work in a corporation before, The Big Boss Has to get a daily briefing every morning or when he comes in, plus kept informed of everything going on every second pretty much.

They do know this. It's basic profit and loss. Whenever you have loss its because one of two reasons. They are not making enough or they are spending too much. We can see from the net income that they are making enough, so it leaves the expenditures. Without a breakdown of their expenditures it makes it difficult to establish where the waste is. It could be due to too many staff, manufacturing cost, export costs, research and development costs, paying too much for adverts, cost of running offices, managers stealing and committing internal fraud. It could be anything

Yes, they've got new CEOs but only recently, it could take years to realign a failing multinational corporation to the ideologies of new management.



james888, thats the other reason. CEOs need time to implement change. If they keep changing all the good internal policies and structures set up will get undone by the replacement CEO. Also the staff start to lose respect for the company and moral runs low, thus they stop working as hard to make the company a success.
 
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They're spending money before its made..... with their upcoming console contracts..... they're buying things left and right. Some are potential beneficial but Unfortunately all it takes is one stumble and it Gmd or Google Graphics Company or something.
 

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$703 million one-time charge1 related to the 28 nanometer (nm) product limited waiver of exclusivity from GF recorded in Q1 2012 in Cost of Sales [...]

Acquisition of SeaMicro – Financial impact:
- This transaction is included in AMD’s first quarter of 2012 results;
- Purchase price of approximately $334 million

Yes... it looks like they spent some money. No problem if this will benefit them in the future.
 
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Once AMD gets there head our of there aris, they'll do just fine. Piledriver based Trinity and Desktop CPU's once released full force, along with ATI's upcoming HD 8000 series :), things will begin to look much better for AMD.
They just need to excecute them properly with no delays. :D
 
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didn't they just annex a pair of companies? that could easily account for expenditures.
 
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Once AMD gets there head our of there aris, they'll do just fine. Piledriver based Trinity and Desktop CPU's once released full force, along with ATI's upcoming HD 8000 series :), things will begin to look much better for AMD.
They just need to excecute them properly with no delays. :D
Wow. It's like people in this thread dont even listen.

I just spent the entire thread explaining that AMD's issue is not their product but their mis-management and overspending. A new CPU range alone will not help.
 

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Wow. It's like people in this thread dont even listen.

I just spent the entire thread explaining that AMD's issue is not their product but their mis-management and overspending. A new CPU range alone will not help.
Im not sure if its necessary to jump all over everyone about it.

Even though they are spending a shit ton of money producing a CPU range that isn't even selling all that well? A new range of CPUs that sell will help.
 

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AMD needs to ditch their CPU department because it is slowly killing ATI.

And I said ATI for a reason there, because I will never let ATI be killed by those morons.
ATi doesn't exist anymore. Get over it.
 

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ATi doesn't exist anymore. Get over it.
yeah that ship has sailed a long time. every since the name on the cards got changed from "ATI" to "AMD"
 
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Maybe if they made a semi decent CPU.

There marketing department should be fired.
Calling the new CPU's FX devalues the FX branding.

Years ago the Athlon 64 came out it was an intel killer.
Amd needs another CPU that can preform better or the same as an intel CPU at a less price.

I wonder if AMD's CPU deparment will go the way of Via only making small neich CPU's?
 
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Hmmm, one of the first things listed; "the previously disclosed charge of $703 million for a limited waiver of exclusivity for certain 28nm APU products from GF."

Then towards the bottom; "GF waived the exclusivity arrangement for AMD to manufacture certain 28 nm APU products at GF for a specified period."

AMD is probably doing fine, but they could definitely use more revenue while simultaneously cutting costs. Acquiring tons of companies is a risky move, because all it takes is one really weak quarter and they are a stones throw from bankruptcy.
 
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Even though they are spending a shit ton of money producing a CPU range that isn't even selling all that well?
What are you talking about? Their current CPU range is selling fine


A new range of CPUs that sell will help.
It will help, but will not solve the issue. What is the point increasing sales 2x if you are spending 3x what you earn?

Maybe if they made a semi decent CPU.
What has this got to do with anything?????

Everyone that is blaming their product or performance doesnt understand basic business.

Back when Intel didn't have "semi decent" CPUs - Intel still made profit. Why because they had good management and marketing.
 
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