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Thursday, 31 March 2011 15:47

AMD's John Byrne is now EVP of America

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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AMD of course

AMD America got some new leadership at least when it comes to its sales machine. As of today, John Byrne is promoted to an Executive Vice President, Americas Region and let me remind you that America is AMD’s largest market. America makes AMD some 45percent of its revenue.

John started selling graphics cards in the UK for AMD, as a managing director of Advance 3D an exclusive ATI partner for UK and Nordics. His company got acquired by AMD and he got promoted to Executive Vice President of WW Channel and SMB Sales and he served this position unit today. He worked his way up quite quicky.

As of today, he starts as an executive Vice preside of America region as his boss Emillio Ghilardi, a senior vice president and chief sales officer at AMD, obviously looks for more aggressive team to fight Intel and ARM treat.

John is a highest positioned Scottish man at AMD and we wish him a braveheart and all the best. He is good friends with another high ranked Scottish man, Mike Magee, we were told.

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+9 #1 bobjohn9995 2011-03-31 17:02
Intel and ARM treat??? I think he means Threat.....
 
 
-21 #2 Drac 2011-03-31 18:57
"..to fight Intel and ARM treat.." yep,sure,amd deffo can fight Intel LOL.Maybe after another 20+ years LOL
Or in other words - never.
As for ARM - if amd cant fight Intel,how they can fight ARM? amd has no $$ and big debts,and obviously to fight Intel and ARM need lots $$$ which amd dont have.Unless Intel will give them hand with another 1bln,so they quarter result will look better than it is in relity LOL
 
 
+9 #3 Jermelescu 2011-03-31 20:15
Quoting Drac:
"..to fight Intel and ARM treat.." yep,sure,amd deffo can fight Intel LOL.Maybe after another 20+ years LOL
Or in other words - never.
As for ARM - if amd cant fight Intel,how they can fight ARM? amd has no $$ and big debts,and obviously to fight Intel and ARM need lots $$$ which amd dont have.Unless Intel will give them hand with another 1bln,so they quarter result will look better than it is in relity LOL


they're debt free.
 
 
+10 #4 Bl0bb3r 2011-03-31 20:45
AMD has a lot of affiliate support and partners which included IBM. A lot of what AMD develops IBM takes and makes something useful out of. Like SOI, for instance. A lot of people moan how SOI won't work on lower nodes, but here we are with SOI and HKMG and it works, and the best part it helps reduce the electricity bill to a lot of the enterprises that use Opterons. There's more to what affiliation and partnership means today... this is why AMD won't go down. Maybe they will struggle, because once at the top Intel won't back down easily.
 
 
+8 #5 Jermelescu 2011-03-31 21:20
I wish AMD would gain some momentum, their rise would be one of the best things that could happen in the IT industry nowadays. [And the fall of Apple, of course, because their products are gay]
 
 
+1 #6 genetix 2011-03-31 21:28
heh, so little concept here on how well AMD is currently building up to.

I mean to fight against Intel is not gonna be hard. Have you guys seen what none sense Intel 6 series and Intel X79 (7 series) is to currently be at AMD position it like a dream job as, if they can beat LGA1366 Gulftown at timeline of Q4/2011 this means they will be selling more CPUs to people than Intel is, if they simply can pull this down with Bulldozer or successors at 2011.

Also GPU market is going very well, but the decision of letting NVIDIA SLI come to 990X and 990FX platforms ain't exactly the best of it's kind, but it's a more user friendly action and we all see how well AMD GPUs are doing. So, after that said it's not currently bad decision.
 
 
+3 #7 The_Countess 2011-03-31 23:50
Quoting Drac:
i have no idea what I'm talking about
they've beating intel 3 times already in the last 15 years. and this time, because of the settlement (from which that 'we(intel) are guilty as sin' 1 billion you mentioned came from) and the greatly expanded Global foundries, the next time that happens AMD will be able to take full advantage of that with much more production capacity and unlimited access to the OEM market without Intel getting in their way.
in fact even without a killer product, as long as their products are reasonably competative the OEM's are going to sell AMD chips as fast as they can. they have everything to gain by having AMD and Intel roughly equal, and little to loss. (because if OEMs could sell that POS the p4 then they can sell anything)
 
 
+1 #8 Dribble 2011-04-01 11:44
Quoting Jermelescu:
they're debt free.

If you say it confidently and the fan boys mark you up does that make it true lol!

AMD have the worst debt in their sector, e.g.:
http://ycharts.com/calculations/rankings/industries/Semiconductor%20-%20Broad%20Line/debt_equity_ratio
And the highest long term debt, $2.19 billion:
http://ycharts.com/calculations/rankings/industries/Semiconductor%20-%20Broad%20Line/long_term_debt
 
 
+5 #9 Bl0bb3r 2011-04-01 15:09
You are right that AMD is in debt BUT they are getting competitive and the new products will help them. Also the company's price is slightly increasing which suggest AMD does good.

Intel on the other hand have more and more increasing debt. Granted that they are big and the debt is not as "frustrating" for their executives, yet. Intel's value as a company is slightly dropping.

If you access ARM's and IBM's charts you'll see that Intel's main two competitors are ever increasing in value, the two are climbing by a lot. This is what I would expect to see for Intel as well, but I don't.

Now take nvidia, they took a dive this year since their products are not competitive and they will have to work a lot to surpass AMD, if that will ever happen again.
 

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