October 19, 2014

AMD Channel Chief Says Layoffs Won't Impact Partners

Are AMD's best days already behind it?" said Todd Swank, senior director of product marketing at Minneapolis-based system builder Equus Computer Systems. "I hope not. It's been survival of the fittest among chipmakers lately. And AMD has been on the defense to Intel's offense." 

 Equus, Swank said, has seen its CPU business go from 50 percent AMD to single-digit numbers today, as Intel becomes more competitively priced and offers a larger range of processors. 

"They have laid off a lot of the people I used to work with on a daily basis," Swank said of AMD.

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