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AMD Posts Second-Quarter CEO Loss

Advanced Micro Devices has tapped Chief Operating Officer Dirk Meyer as its new CEO, replacing Hector Ruiz. Ruiz will become executive chairman of AMD (AMD) and executive chairman of the board of directors. The changes are effective immediately.

Ruiz announced the leadership change during AMD’s second-quarter financial earnings conference call. “The time is right to turn the company over to a new leader,” he said. And, given the company’s ugly $1.19 billion second-quarter loss, he would appear to be right. “We have not been living up to our potential,” Meyer said during a conference call. “Looking forward, we will. We will demand a pattern of sustained profitability…We will execute, execute and execute.”

Presumably, Meyer is refering to the company’s mission here and not AMD employees who’ve suffered enough already, I think.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik