SVP are leaving

SVP are leaving

Nike jr mercurial nike mercurial 5 cr7 last month’s surprise departure of AMD CEO Dirk Meyer continues to cause ripples among the company’s executive team. In addition to Meyer, we now know that both COO Robert Rivet and SVP of Corporate Strategy Marty Seyer are on the way out, according to EE Times and other reports.

The analysts cited in the EE Times piece don’t have a tremendous amount of insight to share about the reasons behind these latest moves, other than offering a sense that AMD’s board likely forced out these execs nike mercurial 5 much as it did Meyer. EE Times quotes Dean McCarron of Mercury Research as saying, “I really think it’s just reflecting that the board of directors is serious about getting AMD’s position in the market strengthened, So although these departures are being called resignations, they are functionally firings, more likely than not.

As far as we know, the indications are nike jr mercurial cr7 that no deep, dark secret or impropriety was behind the departure of Meyers or these other execs. The board may have simply had a disagreement with Meyer over the future direction of the company, as has been the official line all along.

If true, some questions follow naturally. Why was Meyer forced out after putting AMD in a position to make its first true operating profits (without the help of payments from Intel) in quite a while? What was the nature of that disagreement? What is the board’s vision for AMD’s future, and how different is it from the company’s current direction? As AMD rolls out Brazos, Llano, and Bulldozer over the next sixplus months, can we trust that these new products are still viewed as key foundation pieces, in key markets, for the company’s future business?

Everything the firm is doing and saying could potentially change overnight as the board’s leadership and handpicked replacements for Meyer and the others begin to assert their influence. Trouble is, we’ve not heard any official word about how AMD’s direction might be changing. Even in recent days, we understand, AMD’s board and interim leadership hadn’t yet communicated any substantial message about the company’s future to its workforce.

We speculated when Meyer’s departure was announced that the board might wish to shift AMD’s focus toward smaller, lowerpower computing platforms intended for smart phones, tablets, and embedded devices. Those are, of course, the hot segments right now. But the arrival of the Brazos platform, as a deadly serious competitor to Intel’s Atom, makes that nike jr mercurial cr7 seem like an unlikely bone of contention. Not a heck of a lot of recalibration would be necessary for AMD to play in those segments. The technology nike jr mercurial cr7 foundation is there, at least, even if it’s a die shrink or two away.

So why all the fuss? Perhaps because our speculation is dead wrong.

We just won’t know much more, at least in a concrete fashion, until the remaining leadership at AMD begins communicating its vision to the outside world. Until then, we wait and wonder, scratching our heads a bit every time we catch a glimpse of an “AMD Vision” logo nike jr mercurial cr7.

Svelte silhouette

Svelte silhouette

Cool soccer shoes shapewear, or undergarments that help slim and sculpt a figure by holding it in, has become the fastest growing category in intimate apparel for women, with lines available in most major stores, but it is also now taking off for men.

Bra and panty maker Maidenform Brands Inc. last month reported a quarterly profit nearly doubled from last year which CEO Maurice Reznik put down to innovation namely shapewear.

Reznik said Maidenform has the largest market share in shapewear and he is optimistic in the continued growth of the category as shoppers globally battle bulging waistlines.

“I’m cool soccer shoes bullish on shapewear, said Reznik.

Trend trackers have dated the rise of shapewear back to 2000 when influential US TV talk show queen Oprah Winfrey declared her enthusiasm for a brand called Spanx.

US market researcher NPD Group has estimated that the market has tripled in the past decades to be worth US$750mil (RM2.62bil) in annual sales at the end of 2008 despite some women complaining that the tight fitting garments cool soccer shoes can be hard to get on and off and can cause complications when it comes to using the bathroom.

But it is not just women using underwear to smooth out or reduce the bumps and lift sagging parts.

Men’s shapewear is changing underwear for men, with vests, Tshirts and underwear used to slim down or even to enhance parts of their physique. Some even promise to help back problems.

Will Cleare, nike mercurial 5 a father of two from Cambridge, England, was sceptical at first but tried a vest designed to give better posture nike mercurial 5 and slim down his stomach for rugby. Now he’s a convert.

“There’s just no reason why you should feel embarrassed to wear it. You can either be open about wearing it or you can get people thinking ‘Oh they’ve shaped up a bit’, that’s fine, Cleare said. Australianbased company Equmen launched men’s shapewear last January and is sold in Saks Fifth Avenue and online. The product is designed to appeal to males with means who might appreciate a product that could improve their golf swing, as well as their chances of appearing younger and fitter in a European suit.

“Using the latest high performance technologies and stateoftheart designs, our garments are engineered to optimise and energise the body, from street to sport, work to weekend, cool soccer shoes says the company’s mission statement. Initial buyers were mainly from the gay market but demand has spread to businessmen and sports figures, especially those struggling to exercise.

But some fashion experts remain uncertain about the men’s shapewear market.

“The men’s underwear market is very small so it could be a bit of a gimmick, a bit of a novelty, said Anna Santi, Drapers Fashion Journal Commissioning Editor and underwear expert.

“But at the same time, we’ve seen from a beauty point of view, we’ve seen a growth in men’s grooming products so as a consumer product it could lend itself quite well to underwear, Reuters cool soccer shoes.