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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.


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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus