In AMD's press release, AMD president and COO Dirk Meyer is quoted as saying the following about Orton's departure:
With his integration work complete and the successful launch of key graphics and chipset products earlier this year, the time was right for Dave to take his personal and professional life in a different direction.Orton, meanwhile, had this to say:
"It is with mixed feelings that I am leaving AMD," said Orton. "I am very optimistic about AMD's future. I believe strongly in the strategies that brought AMD and ATI together and the talented employees of the 'new AMD' who are committed to winning in the market by delivering the best possible solutions for customers."In Orton's place, Adrian Hartog, who is senior VP and general manager of AMD Consumer Electronics Group, and Rick Bergman, who's the senior VP and general manager of AMD's Graphics Product Group, will both report to the office of the CEO. AMD believes having its consumer electronics and graphics businesses report directly to the office of the CEO will help "ensure the ongoing strategic attention and focus for these important businesses."