Arik Hesseldahl

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AMD Adds Second Director From Abu Dhabi Investment Firm

Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices announced today that it had added a new director to its board: Ahmed Yahia Al Idrissi, the second representative from Mubadala Development Company, an investment company funded by Abu Dhabi. Mubadala owns a stake amounting to 19.4 percent of AMD’s shares, stemming in part from the spinoff of its chip-manufacturing operations into the company known as GlobalFoundries.


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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