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Dave Orton, former CEO of ATI resigns

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  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    AMD announced today that Dave Orton, former president and chief executive officer of ATI Technologies, has resigned as executive vice president of AMD, effective the end of July, 2007.

    “Dave’s passion and relentless drive catapulted ATI into a solid leadership position in each of the company’s graphics, chipset and consumer electronics businesses,” said Dirk Meyer, AMD president and chief operating officer. “More recently, Dave was one of the key drivers in the successful integration of AMD and ATI. With his integration work complete and the successful launch of key graphics and chipset products earlier this year, the time was right for Dave to take his personal and professional life in a different direction.”

    “It is with mixed feelings that I am leaving AMD,” said Orton. “I am very optimistic about AMD’s future. I believe strongly in the strategies that brought AMD and ATI together and the talented employees of the ‘new AMD’ who are committed to winning in the market by delivering the best possible solutions for customers.”

    Adrian Hartog, senior vice president and general manager, consumer electronics group and Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, graphics products group will now report into the Office of the CEO. The addition of the Consumer Electronics and Graphics businesses as direct reports into the Office of the CEO helps ensure the ongoing strategic attention and focus for these important businesses.

    AMD acquired ATI Technologies on October 25, 2006. The combination of AMD and ATI creates a processing powerhouse with the ability to redefine the boundaries between the components with a PC and deliver the ultimate visual experience.
     
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    lol w1zz got pwned!!!!!!


    (please dont turn me into a frog w1zzard, oh erm great one :respect:)
     
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    Hahahahahaha :p
    Nah he just doesnt care about what i post thats all :p


    PS : Its not exactly the same thread, W1zz has another version of the same story.
     
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    i just posted it because the news posters didnt do their job.
     
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    you should crack that whip a bit more w1zzard :rockout:
     
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    Why cant we post in the news section ? Tried 3 times today and access was denied :(
     
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    the seeds are being planted for all these ex-ATI employees to create their own company or even go and work for Intel.
     
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    AMD dont give up please!!! :cry:
     
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    wow, I guess he accomplished everything he wanted to do?
     
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    Either we see a brand new Company form these guys that takes what the original ATi used to be to a level that will kick AMD n Nvidia in the rear noggin ......... i guess i will keep this hd 2900 xt 1gb as a memory of the original founder of this chip and vid cards. :cool:
     
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    I saw this coming when the aquisition of ATi happened.
     
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    hows ur card doing? i can get atitool to work on my 1gb version :(
     
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    I don't know about everyone else, but I've been busy with non-computer things.

    I'll endeavor to start posting news again soon. It's a crappy day outside anyways :).
     
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    i was having problems with the ati tool 0.26 , but the beta 0.27 runs fine
     
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    My bet is on google kidnapping anyone that has design abilities ;)

    Oh wait did I say that out loud . . . there's no one watching me is there . . . LoL
     
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    =he got pushed out.


    =he got pushed out.

    =he thinks AMD is failing but *hopes* the wind of luck might blow in the faces of some talented colleagues who are having a rough time.

    =pure PR bullshoot. Who buys that kind of sound-bite? What a waste of money to have that type of nonsense written by an employee or advertising agency. What a waste of money for every time that ends up in paid advertising space.
     
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    He is talking about the architectural limitation of both the CPU and GPU, one is weak in parallel computation (GPU many times faster than > Quad (or more) cores), hence the need for CPU/GPU integration.

    It will take many years for one-die GPU's to match and exceed the performance of separate high end cards but when they do those processors will offer some serious processing power.
     
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