Som et led i en større sparerunde, har AMD valgt at sige farvel til hver tiende medarbejder. AMD forventer at besparelsen i 2012 alene vil blive 118 millioner USD. Her ud over vil AMD spare på andre områder, så der frigøres hele 200 millioner USD.
AMD today announced that it’s ‘optimizing its cost structure’ - a nice way of saying that it’s going to be making 10 per cent of its global workforce redundant while terminating 'existing contractual commitments'. The reduction in staff is expected to save the company up to $118 million over the course of 2012 which, when added to the $90 million AMD says it’s going to save through ‘operational efficiencies’, means the company should be shaving over $200 million from its costs next year.