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AMD to Slash Nearly a Third of its Workforce

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. mauriek

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    one by one piece of the puzzle fits perfectly..

    Cloud computing, cancellation of Terramar Chip, SeaMicro acquisition, APU, HSA, Project Sumatra, etc..

    AMD is gambling their future on something that actually may be a winner strategy(or not), they are trimming their organization to allow them to live from their 5-6% their share of global server market while they venture to an area without real competitor.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Maybe AMD will take this money they are saving by cutting job's and start to make a real competitive product again?? One that will put Intel in it's place like they did in the Athlon day's? One can only hope.
     
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    they already have that product, it's called APU and when APU transform to UPU with unified memory architecture + integrated southbridge and the large number of happy programmer/developer with the simplified of their job (and cost) from same sharing, register, instructions, execution unit of programming X86 and graphics programming. finally they will have good product again and in the same time avoid old mistake for not having enough software support to utilize their product capabilities.

    hypothetically they may cut 30% from engineering and marketing of desktop CPU and GPU, add 5%-10% engineer to Unified computing research, lay low for a while in the desktop market and still save some cost. meanwhile they will have few years of advantage of unified research and Intellectual Property while their competitor is left behind, well..Nvidia already start their Boulder project. win or not ? let them fight for their live..i will keep gaming.
     
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