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AMD's new CEO likes basketball and the chip maker's future

Patrick Thibodeau | March 23, 2012
Since being hired last August, Rory Read, Advanced Micro Devices CEO, has been reshaping the company.

But AMD also suffered delays in meeting chip release dates, an issue that Read is particularly interested in correcting.

What AMD customers want, Read said, "is a company that they can trust to deliver on its commitments and execute on those commitments every day, day in and day out."

Read said customers see AMD "as a company that is innovative, creative that can do the next big thing." At "the same time they want that company to be there every day, to be able to assist them and create the solutions that help them win."

The SeaMicro acquisition caught a lot of people by surprise, King said, and overall Read "has done very well in the short term."

"Out of the block he has done some pretty interesting and thought provoking things so far," King said.


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