We had a chance to have a nice cup of tea with ATI’s CEO and we wanted to know how things generally look today, more than nine months after the merger.
Dave Orton said that both companies see a lot of opportunities but that in some ways the cultures are different. They are different more than they expected and both companies are still trying to find a harmony. AMD is not as relaxed as ATI use to be and this is something that we heard from many sources.
The good thing is that engineers can see new opportunities and that there will be some cool things along the line. All in all Dave sees the merger as a great thing and that now they see a lot of opportunities and Fusion is just one of them.