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Samsung hires ex-Opteron exec Pat Patla
Samsung serious about servers
Last week we reported that long time Opteron exec Pat Patla left AMD and now it seems Samsung was more than happy to accept his services.
According to Patla’s own LinkedIn account, he is now a vice president at Samsung. Punters are already speculating that the high profile transfer indicates Samsung’s intention of aggressively entering the server market, but it is still too early to tell with any certainty. Samsung is working on ARM-based servers, so Patla’s server expertise could come in quite handy.
Patla’s departure is only part of a much wider reshuffle at AMD, which started even before the company appointed CEO Rory Read last year. Although AMD was in dire need of a management reshuffle, the whole process is now starting to look like a brain-drain in 1950s East Germany.