Topic Title: Is AMD in an unstopable fall?
Topic Summary: After having seen tons of news around there talking about massive jobcuts. I wonder where is AMD heading?
Created On: 10/17/2012 01:25 AM
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 10/19/2012 10:58 PM
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Actually, the announcement AMD made fell short of the rumors.  It's still bad news for AMD, but the layoffs aren't in the range of 20 or 30% that some were predicting.

As others have said though, it's not just AMD that's feeling the pain.  Just about everyone is having to tighten their belts at least a little bit even still... and not just in the computer industry.



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 10/20/2012 01:49 AM
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Agree about that many industries are readapting check this...

http://www.techspot.com/news/50556-sony-to-lay-off-2000-workers-close-a-digital-imaging-factory.html

Since pc, notebooks, netbooks (from now on "pc") builders are seeing decrease their sells this affects Microsoft, Intel, AMD and other hardware manufacturers.

What would be the main problem here? The fact that builders have innovated little in the pc segment letting other devices take their place? People investing in portable devices like tablets since they already have a pc? The world crysis?

I'm really surprised how people are buying such expensive devices like tablets that provide less functionallity, more expensive, less maintainable and fast obsolescence products. So that would denote not crysis but market changes. Will the next year pc market gain a bit more impulse since many will already have a tablet and will windows 8 arrival give a breathe to pc? I had never seen the huge importance of windows how this OS moves the pc industry. 

So, suppouse Microsoft goes down.. what would happend with all the pc industry? just freeze? start offering Linux based home pc?

Weird times we are living...



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 O well....



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I personally think the reason is the smartphone.  It does pretty much everything that I need to do throughout the day and since it is always on me I use it all the time....I'm typing this on my phone right as a matter of fact.  Today's smartphones are pretty powerful little devices IMHO.



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Originally posted by: Polaco

So, suppouse Microsoft goes down.. what would happend with all the pc industry? just freeze? start offering Linux based home pc?

 

Weird times we are living...

 

The thing is... when changes like this happen, one platform doesn't completely replace the other.  The change happens gradually with bits of the old platform sticking to the new one until you end up with something that's a mix much more than a replacement.

Tablets and smartphones can do a lot of stuff, but desktop PCs aren't going to die and go away completely, they'll just merge into something inbetween. 



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Originally posted by: Mime
Originally posted by: Polaco

  

The thing is... when changes like this happen, one platform doesn't completely replace the other.  The change happens gradually with bits of the old platform sticking to the new one until you end up with something that's a mix much more than a replacement.

Tablets and smartphones can do a lot of stuff, but desktop PCs aren't going to die and go away completely, they'll just merge into something inbetween. 

Agree....a good example is the Google laptop.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/19/tech/mobile/new-google-chromebook/



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 10/21/2012 01:12 AM
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It's like what happens when one country invades another.  There's almost always at least a little mixing, rather than one population just wiping out another.

So, what's happening with PC hardware can be thought of as the result of years of non-consensual sex between previously separate groups.

... where's Orn when you need them... 



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