AMD starts hiring -

Despite breaking its decades long policy of not sacking staff, AMD is still desperately looking to hire shedloads of expert engineers.

AMD's Rory P. Read will announce his Project WIN strategy at Financial Analyst Day in February 2012, but according to VR-Zone  he is already carrying out some serious head hunting.

What has become clear from the recent restructuring is that several former "directors of engineering"have floated up the AMD greasy pole and have been promoted to VP, CVP and C-level executives.

AMD's LinkedIn page is now filled with job posts and there is active recruiting taking place behind the scenes. All the adverts are looking for several talented engineers at the same time and headhunting has also been carried out on Twitter.

Most of the jobs are going in Austin, Sunnyvale, Boxborough and Fort Collins and the teams' job descriptions suggest that AMD is planning some interesting projects. Some involve developing x86 and GPU software codec redesigns, systems on a chip engineers for servers, and a team to sort out AMD's future server, notebook, tablet and desktop platforms. There seem to be moves to develop a global finance team too.