As announced during our last financial earnings results on October 18th 2012,
AMD is restructuring its business and building a more efficient operating model.
As consequence and as part of a global reduction in workforce, AMD GmbH is closing
its operations in Dresden, including its Operating System Research Center (OSRC)
as part of a full site closure at this location. We will continue to support the Linux kernel,
and the software development work happening at the OSRC is being consolidated and will be
performed at other AMD locations.
I would like to emphasize that AMD’s decision is not a reflection on the outstanding strengths
of Dresden and the mutually beneficial relationship AMD and Dresden continue to share,
but was merely driven by business realties on a global scale. As a matter of fact,
AMD continues to manufacture a bulk of its global microprocessor production in Dresden,
and we continue to work closely with our foundry partner there – Globalfoundries – on improving
manufacturing and design excellence.