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Engadget: AMD shutters key Linux support lab in Germany as part of company-wide layoffs

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AMD shutters key Linux support lab in Germany as part of company-wide layoffs
Nov 9th 2012, 11:39

AMD shutters Linux support lab as part of companywide layoffs

The pain from recently announced job cuts by AMD might be felt by the Linux community, as the chipmaker has shut down a small but important Linux OS research facility in Dresden, Germany. The center housed 25 employees who helped port AMD technology like PowerNow over to new Linux distros, and according to The H, many engineers who submitted major processor and chip set revisions for the OS would be pink slipped. The closure won't affect GPU and APU development, according to the source, but it's not yet known exactly who will pick up the slack from the former Dresden team -- though the research center in Austin Texas is reported to be a likely bet.

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