...maintain healthy inventories.
...increase market share.
But it's a wonderful company.
Absolutely brilliant post!
You missed quite a few things that AMD doesn't do.
...develop competitive products.
...sustain shareholder growth (compare the AMD max chart to any other semiconductor firm's max chart).
...attract knowledgeable, savvy in investors.
...successfully sell to anyone other than low end consumers, and even there is losing to iPad.
...present an image of quality (everything AMD presents or announces is presented or announced in a squalid setting and smacks of cheesiness; it's part of AMD's tacky tawdry Jerry Sanders DNA).
...make good investments (ATI for $5 billion; the whole damned company is worth just $2 billion now).
...own its own fabs.
...control its own destiny.
...have a snowball's chance in hell of competing with existing ARM licensees like Qualcomm and Samsung.
...have much longer to exist.
But yeah, I agree, GREAT company there! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
It's a wonderful, wonderful company to short. So many people willing to pay whole dollars for dented trash cans and shelves full of unsold parts.
I disagree, because AMD routinely takes intc's crummy,broken, under performing processors and fixes them.
AMD = THE TECHNOLOGY LEADER