25-year AMD VP of Product Design heads over to Samsung
Whatever strategic decisions AMD looks to make to bolster its bottom line product-wise, it is going to be doing so without a long time veteran of the company, Michael Goddard. This exit from AMD apparently surprised a lot of people. Goddard departed AMD after 25 years and joined Samsung where he has taken on a role as a VP and system architect at Samsung’s offices in Austin, Texas.
Word in the media is that Goddard is a highly respected engineer, and worked at various AMD operations all over the world. It looks like Samsung was able to acquire some good talent. While the current troubles AMD is experiencing appear to spell “doom and gloom,” the company has been making power plays of its own, by recently hiring Jim Keller who was a head chip designer at Apple, and its CIO, Michael Wolfe from Hewlett-Packard.
1. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)
Samsung knows talent when it sees it!!
4. AnTuTu (Posts: 596; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)
Yay great for Sammy :) just see the processor power of Samsung in near future :)
3. jameshoe (Posts: 128; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
World War 2 is over, but Phone War 2 is just the beginning
5. tedkord (Posts: 3779; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
We really don't want AMD to disappear, or its back to $500 for the bottom rung processor.
Its a shame. For a short while there, AMD cpus were better than Intel offerings. (Athlon, Thunderbird)
6. mrllano (Posts: 87; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
There's a lot of great people out there.. I'm sure AMD can get back on the game.
7. XperiaPrince (Posts: 108; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)
I wish samsung will get a designer from sony :p
8. archangel9 (Posts: 230; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)
I love AMD for their processors are better than Intel but even better for Samsung .they really need team up