" AMD is truly at a historic lowpoint, and it seems that it is due to
a bad combination of technology, competition, and perhaps some internal
complacency. Phil was brought in as CTO at AMD's pinnacle, and he has
presided over that position from that point to the low valley we now see the
company. Is he a fall guy? Was it his decisions that led them on the road
to here? Or were there thoughts of cutting salaries of these upper
management individuals, and he simply felt that it was not in his best
interest to stay and take the cut? Hard to say."