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Qualcomm Hires Former AMD CTO Demers

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Eric Demers, who lost his job as chief technology officer at AMD in February of this year, is joining Qualcomm.

While there is no statement from his new employer, former colleagues such as Pat Moorhead have congratulated Demers abou his new gig as vice president of engineering via Facebook.

The reasons for Qualcomm's new hire is apparently the Adreno graphics team, which has its origin in AMD's/ATI's Imageon business, a business that was sold to Qualcomm in January 2009 for $65 million. Demers' task is to manage the old and new team and crank out a competitive graphics solutions, an increasingly important task as Imagination technologies is prepping its Series 6 PowerVR architecture and Nvidia is gaining traction in the ARM processor field.

Qualcomm will also aim for a big chunk of the Windows 8 ARM business and Demers' expertise in the PC market will certainly help.

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    tipoo , May 20, 2012 2:54 PM
    The 600 series supposedly hits 200Gflops, I know that's not the best measure of performance but that's still closing in on low end desktop cards surprisingly fast.
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    freggo , May 20, 2012 4:03 PM
    Now the pressure begins in having to 'turn things around'.
    Hope you have your Golden Parachute pre-packed :-)
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    vaughn2k , May 21, 2012 12:49 PM
    The good news is, the more competition, the consumers wins!
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    _zxzxzx_ , May 21, 2012 1:41 PM
    Yes true^.