AMD's Sanders rants up the river
Me Tarzan, you a mixed metaphor
Never ashamed to beat his chest and display his matt of hair to the world, AMD CEO William Jeremiah Sanders III has climbed to the top of the Empire State Building and becoming a virtual King Kong in a Web TV interview.
Sanders, rarely glimpsed outside the chip jungle, was interviewed on ON24, and dilated at length about, you guessed it, microprocessors and also confirmed what a man he is.
In the interview he accused Chipzilla of paper launching products, although we guess he and the other zillas at AMD must have realised this on October 26th last year when we exclusively revealed the length and depth of Coppermine shortages.
With his mighty paw, he also took a swipe at unnamed financial analysts who had deflated the stock price by suggesting that no-one needed flash memory any more.
As he beat his right chest, he also bellowed about future Fab plans AMD has in store, so putting to rest worries that a general conflagration might wipe out Dresden.
He reckoned that Transmeta did not pose any kind of a threat to AMD's mobile strategy, and that Chimpzilla would turnover something live five billion buckaroos this year, much of it in microprocessor sales.
Jerry Sanders is over 60. Hector Ruiz used to work at Motorola. Mike Magee is six and half. AMD's share price is $65 1/4.
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