Five Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week


AMD's Executive Leadership Exodus Continue

AMD's Chief Operating and Administrative Officer Bob Rivet and Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy Marty Seyer stepped down from their posts this week. AMD said Rivet and Seyer are "leaving to pursue new opportunities" and their departure comes a month after CEO Dirk Meyer stepped down from his post.

All of the executive turmoil at AMD isn't inspiring confidence within the company's system builder channel ranks. Some even believe AMD's product strategy, and perhaps its release schedule, could be impacted.

Meanwhile, AMD this week claimed that Intel's Cougar Point chipset recall, and its effect on Sandy Bridge PC shipments, was driving customers its way, but Intel's decision to keep shipping the chipset would seem to blunt any advantage AMD might have gained. Sometimes, a company just can't catch a break.