AMD Gaming Executive Departs, Joins Nvidia

Bob Feldstein, vice president of business development and in charge of AMD's Boston Design Center, has left the company and is joining Nvidia as vice president of technology licensing at Nvidia. During his time at AMD, he was responsible for deals that included the integration of ATI graphics into the Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360. Feldstein is the next in line of several other high profile departures, including John Bruno, Godfrey Cheng, as well as higher level executives that included Rick Bergman and Nigel Dessau.

While Bergman and Dessau are rumored to have been layoffs, and Bruno was accepted as a casualty during the layoff round late last year, key staff such as Cheng and Feldstein went to rivals or moved deeper into the field AMD is trying to reach. Bruno is now at Apple, Bergman is CEO of Synaptics, a developer of human interface solutions. Cheng, formerly a director in AMD's gaming division, is vice president of marketing at Synaptics.

 

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  • slabbo
    if they are just gutting the management, that's fine. Just don't touch the smart engineers designing the good stuff from the company or they'll go belly up fast!
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  • dayblade
    yeah - if you see their stock price today - they have been on downward slope all summer. Not good as I too have been a fan since the K6-III days. They have been solid products up until the tablet/mobile phone craze - and now AMD seems to have lost their way. Really hope the new regime can turn this around but sure seems like alot of their resources are being shown or walking out the door.... :(
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  • mamailo
    slabboif they are just gutting the management, that's fine. Just don't touch the smart engineers designing the good stuff from the company or they'll go belly up fast!


    Great tech with no marketing team to match is doomed to failure.
    Just remember the Commodore Amiga.5 years ahead of anything in graphics , a whole decade in video and still did not sell fast to keep the company afloat.
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  • slabbo
    if they are just gutting the management, that's fine. Just don't touch the smart engineers designing the good stuff from the company or they'll go belly up fast!
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  • uglynerdman
    amd is no longer AMD just in name only. crappy products galore. no future in anything. Dont think im a random hater i been a amd fan since k6- phenom. just they fell off and theyre going into a very unprofittable direction also. seeya amd.
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  • sp0nger
    So if they dont want to compete with Intel, and thier changing thier GPU buisness too, where are they planning on finding revenue? Don't they primarily do CPU/GPU? While i dont think Nvidia is challenging them on the budget GPU side of things too much Intel definitely is with thier budget CPU's.

    in the words of p'diddy
    They need to think that stream, they need to thinkin it the f' up
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