Palmer to walk into AMD wardrobe?

The man has expensive tastes

US wires reported late yesterday that Bob Palmer, who ran Digital before it was bought by Compaq, may be invited to be a board member of AMD. Palmer, who had a walk-in wardrobe when he worked at Digital, has natty taste in clothes. But he is widely blamed for selling off Digital's "family silver", leading it to a point where it would inevitably be bought. If the reports are true, however, it would be further evidence of the close ties between AMD and Compaq-Digital, already widely reported here. ®

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