Maybe it did and i am not paying attention; i really don't look there much anymore. We have better discussions here with less ridiculous flights of fantasy and fanboyism.
But if you want to really irritate them, a good argument can be made for the CEO making big cuts, shifting their marketing to Edelman, changing their direction and generating quick cash, so the company looks good on the books as simply preparation to sell it.
I was thinking the very same and have stated so when Rory Read fired so many. Looked like it "might" be an exit strategy to reduce outgoing cash flow (employees) and boost up the books a bit. Now fast tracking the 7970 at extreme premiums which is unlike AMD has done over the last several launches, could also boost the books over a short period of time. Rory "might" be prepping the company for sale and trying to get the most money possible for it's shareholders. I could be totally wrong about all this, but I feel that Rory Read could be an exit CEO. Pretty thin I know, but I've seen this behavior before, albeit on a smaller scale.