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AMD's crucial Sun win boosts Opteron prospects
Posted by Philipp Esselbach on: 11/20/2003 05:18 AM [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
One year ago, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) President and Chief Executive Officer Hector Ruiz stood on stage at Comdex with former Guns 'N Roses lead guitarist Slash and exhorted the technology industry to prepare for his company's new hybrid processor technology that combined 32-bit and 64-bit capabilities. At the time, AMD's financial picture was clouded with layoffs and financing efforts, and many industry analysts and observers were skeptical about AMD's ability to introduce the chips on time and to generate interest among technology buyers.