Imagine your company is somewhat in financial trouble. But if your relative or good friend is a AMD VP, you will be saved. He will grant your company contracts for whatever consulting service you can hardly provide for 50 grand a quarter. That is 200 grand a year. Plus travel and boarding allowance. If you are unemployed, go to him. Your VP family member will fix you a job in AMD because he is the big boss in Asia.
So you will see a lot of relatives and friends in the AMD office. What a party!
Nothing like stating the obvious, and well known. All big dollar dudes for the entire history of the world have performed such actions there slick.
If you had a billion$, would you contract some friendlies, even if you know it's going to be a loss for you (say a 110K loss from your billion$bottomline)? I would. The lawyers always get more than that anyway...and do THEY deserve it..NO. Do you think AMD is the only company with money for such situations?
If I don't get my 90THz AMD Quadraplex system soon, I'm afraid I may just combust right here.