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    News - AMD to lay-off 15 per cent of workforce

    Third quarter loss of $157 million, shares drop nearly 17 per cent.
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    Re: News - AMD to lay-off 15 per cent of workforce

    The PC market has shrunk for the first time in a decade this quarter- looks like we need to welcome our tablet overlords!!

    OTH,I do wonder if the PC market will pick up once Windows 8 is released.

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    Re: News - AMD to lay-off 15 per cent of workforce

    In response to the above question, I seriously doubt the PC market will ever be the same again. Far too many competing devices, and it's my guess that most people now look to their mobiles devices to achieve much that they previously did with a pc.
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    Re: News - AMD to lay-off 15 per cent of workforce

    The pc is going from an all rounder device to a specific function, if you want a game, you use your portable devices, ps vita, 3ds, iphone, android, tablet, or possibly a ps3 or 360
    If you want a communication device, you use your phone, or tablet
    If you want to check email or internet, you use a tablet or phone
    Only really if you want to do something intensive like burn a disk or video rendering etc do you need a pc/mac

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    Re: News - AMD to lay-off 15 per cent of workforce



    I was hoping for low power APU's to come in to compete with the new Atoms but have far superior graphics. If they're laying off people, those aren't coming any faster.

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    Re: News - AMD to lay-off 15 per cent of workforce

    Quote Originally Posted by NickPol View Post


    I was hoping for low power APU's to come in to compete with the new Atoms but have far superior graphics. If they're laying off people, those aren't coming any faster.
    It seems that is one area they actually are going to put even more focus into:

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/dis...rtunities.html

    The APU you are talking about is being released in H1 2013:

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/dis...bini_Chip.html

    Edit!!

    Interesting!! It seems AMD had around 12000 employees at the end of the last year,before they had reduced their workforce by around 10% and now they are upto 11700.
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    Re: News - AMD to lay-off 15 per cent of workforce

    I would compare laptops/ultrabooks to tablets. Both are not even suited to be compared to PC's.

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    Re: News - AMD to lay-off 15 per cent of workforce

    Quote Originally Posted by ionicle View Post
    ...if you want a game, you use your portable devices, ps vita, 3ds, iphone, android, tablet, or possibly a ps3 or 360
    For proper games you need a PC or a console; phones, tablets etc. can't play BF3 or GW2 can they?

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    Re: News - AMD to lay-off 15 per cent of workforce

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    I would compare laptops/ultrabooks to tablets. Both are not even suited to be compared to PC's.
    That's just silly.

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    Re: News - AMD to lay-off 15 per cent of workforce

    I don't think it's the tablet market as such that's killing the PC. I think it's that the devices people use for computing are no longer going to be based only on x86

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    Re: News - AMD to lay-off 15 per cent of workforce

    AMD isn't that stupid to just fire any or most for no reason.. unless it upto RR + Hired Consultants lol

    Tablets are the future and they are killing the PC.. AMD needs to stop everything and concentrate on micro servers, Kaveri or Kabini to lower watts and GPU`s

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    Re: News - AMD to lay-off 15 per cent of workforce

    Shame to see AMD struggling. I'm running on AMD right now!
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