AMD Loses Two Major Industry Figures




/ 4 years ago

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AMD’s woeful fiscal position and declining GPU market share has caused a great deal of speculation regarding the company’s future, with commentators suggesting a buy-out is imminent. AMD recently reversed the discrete graphics card market trend which marks a promising return to form. However, it seems like all is not well at AMD and two of the company’s major figures have left this week. Fiona Faulkner, International Channel Sales and Marketing leader handed in her resignation.

Similarly, AMD’s Channel Manager, Leon Callon has allegedly left the company and the Twitter user-name, “AMD_Leon” no longer exists. This is a worrying development and suggests AMD’s management is in a complete mess. In theory, this could indicate a takeover or restructuring in difficult times. It’s impossible to know if these two individuals left of their own accord.

It’s sad to see AMD’s decline and the company really is in a delicate position. Hopefully, the upcoming Zen CPU architecture will help financially, but long-term prospects look very bleak. Previously, rumors have suggested a takeover from either Samsung or Microsoft, which could help AMD’s research and development budget.

Clearly, AMD is in a very difficult position and I hope they can recover and keep their talented staff.

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