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Wednesday, 06 April 2011 12:37

New AMD CEO likely from inside

Written by Fuad Abazovic


Decision soon
Industry sources have told Fudzilla that AMD still has to choose its new CEO. The candidates are being interviewed and the decision is expected not long from now.

The most likely candidate for the post is interim CEO Thomas Seifert, the chap who used to be the Chief Financial Officer before Dirk left. There are some whispers that he got offered the job but it is not certain if he likes the idea.

A few other executive vice presidents have interviewed for the position, including Rick Bergman that many know from his ATI days, but so far sources believe that Thomas Seifert is ahead in the running, of course in case he decides to go for it.

So far our sources are not aware of any non-AMD candidates being considered or interviewed, but this is quite reasonable, as this would be kept rather secret. At this point, interim CEO Seifert has the best chance of taking helm.

Fuad Abazovic

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+11 #1 Super XP 2011-04-06 15:50
Well it's about time. Hopefully he'll be at least half as good as Dirk Meyer was.
 
 
+19 #2 dicobalt 2011-04-06 16:46
Anyone think it's funny that they got rid of Dirk Meyer because he wasn't doing well enough, yet none of those people who voted him off are qualified to do the job or can even find someone qualified. I think that is rather funny. Seems like typical corporate head in the clouds thinking.

Or perhaps this Thomas Seifert guy is the one who made it all happen in the first place and it was his vie for control.

Either way the people of AMD need and deserve better leadership than this.
 
 
+11 #3 tokad 2011-04-06 19:35
I vote for Rick Bergman. An ex-ATI guy is good for AMDs future.
 
 
-12 #4 RJJ 2011-04-06 20:27
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+6 #5 TJHooker 2011-04-06 20:45
I second the vote for Rick Bergman, if the past has taught us anything any of the long time AMD/Motorola executives shouldn't run AMD. :D
 
 
+2 #6 redisnidma 2011-04-06 20:45
Quoting tokad:
I vote for Rick Bergman. An ex-ATI guy is good for AMDs future.

I wouldn't want AMD to turn into a GPU-centric company. With no competing CPUs, we're at the mercy of Intel. :sad:
 
 
0 #7 TJHooker 2011-04-06 21:09
Quoting redisnidma:
Quoting tokad:
I vote for Rick Bergman. An ex-ATI guy is good for AMDs future.

I wouldn't want AMD to turn into a GPU-centric company. With no competing CPUs, we're at the mercy of Intel. :sad:

AMD can compete with INTEL on price/performance for its CPU's, but INTEL is about 6 months to 1 year ahead of AMD in terms of development, and will probably be for the next 5 years. Best case scenario is if they can stay within 5 to 10 % performance and win designs because of balances APU's.
 
 
-22 #8 Drac 2011-04-06 21:53
INTEL is about 6 months to 1 year ahead of AMD?? LOL its not months,its generations - what amd have to compete even with first i7,i5? NOTHING.And now,Sandy and soon Ivy.amd years behind intel,and that will stay longer than 5 years.
And dont start usual BS about buldozer aka Shovel - amd talking so much about it,but nobody leaked any benches,if amd saying truth,surely some OEM's have already leaked something,now amd just talking they usual BS.When Shovel finally shows up-big IF-Intel will have again something,but they actually dont even need - amd wont even touch Sandy.Theres no spoon from amd sadly.
 
 
+3 #9 Super XP 2011-04-07 01:06
Quoting Drac:
INTEL is about 6 months to 1 year ahead of AMD?? LOL its not months,its generations -



- AMD's Bulldozer vs. Intel's Core i7/i3...
- AMD's Fusion vs. Intel's Sandybridge & Ivy etc...

Intel is NOT 5 years ahead of AMD lmfho. They are in FACT about 6 months to 1 year ahead of AMD. Once AMD officially released Bulldozer and Fusion, things are going to change for the betterment of AMD and competition.
 
 
+2 #10 Xyllian 2011-04-07 07:10
Dear amd, please don't put anyone that was any where near a leading position before Dirk as CEO, i would not be happy to pay five times as much for the performance if you guys die.

Someone from ATI/ graphics group sounds like a good idea.
 

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