A CONFLUENCE OF events has started the rumour mill jumping, all around AMD supremo Hector Ruiz leaving on Monday.
All variants are more or less the same with a few details changed, but they all seem to have one thing in common, they are not true.
The rumour is simple, Dirk Meyer will replace Hector Monday. Why? Several things. First, Meyer was appointed to the board a week or so ago, and now he is set to keynote Oracle World and Taxidermy School Monday.
If that wasn't enough to convince you, how about an AMD AR bigwig going on to bluer pastures (no, not them!) at the same time they can an analyst briefing set for Monday, Conspiracy? I think not actually.
What it sounds like is a bunch of things happening at the same time that people simply connected a bunch of dots and found a picture in it. Sadly, in a bunch of checking, we have found quite reasonable explanations for everything here.
This leads us to believe that a bunch of data points is just a bunch of data points without pictures behind the dots. This is backed up by the 'usual suspects' not hearing a damn thing internally. Of course once we say that something is not going to happen, the large hammer of universal karmic retribution is bound to land on our head, it has been far too long. I for one will not be wearing a helmet on Monday though. µ
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