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AMD has announced that its new CEO will be Rory P Read, who was most recently president and COO at Lenovo Group. The appointment comes after a seven-month search during which a number of IT execs, including Oracle's co-president Mark Hurd, EMC's COO Pat Gelsinger and Apple's Tim Cook, were approached by AMD and rejected the …

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"Here's your crown, sceptre, orb ... chalice"

"The chalice from the palace holds the brew that is true".

Sorry, I know that shows my age. Too many afternoons when I was a kid watching ancient films on the Beeb.

I'll get my coat.

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Read might be good?

Read has lots of experience and may be a good choice to lead AMD forward. They have a lot of desirable products in the pipeline and seem to have built a strong fondation to move forward. Best wishes to Read and AMD.

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"...and Apple's Tim Cook, were approached by AMD and rejected the position..."

Well, we now know why Tim Cook rejected AMD's offer....

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Finally..........

AMD goes with an established industry insider. This is another first for AMD. No more home-grown maverick's.

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Maybe...

... they've got someone who is going to sell things properly. AMD have great products but they are poorly categorised and aren't marketed enough. There should be more E-350 based laptops out there for example but a lot of things are presented with names like Hudson M1. You've developed the AMD Fusion brand so use it FFS.

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