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AMD to Appoint Dr. Lisa Su as Senior Vice President and GM, Global Business Units

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  1. Cristian_25H

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    AMD announced today that Dr. Lisa Su, 42, has agreed to join the company as senior vice president and general manager, Global Business Units. She will report to president and chief executive officer Rory Read. Dr. Su, who was most recently senior vice president and general manager, Networking and Multimedia at Freescale Semiconductor Inc., will oversee AMD's business units focused on the Client, Commercial, Graphics, Professional Graphics, and Game Console markets.

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    "We are fortunate to have Dr. Su join our leadership team," Read said. "As one of the most respected and technically astute executives in the global semiconductor industry, she brings an impressive track record of business execution driving leading-edge microprocessor technologies, developing deep customer relationships, and transforming organizations while growing market share."

    Dr. Su will oversee the team responsible for driving end-to-end business execution of AMD's product solutions including strategy, product definition, and business plans to ensure AMD consistently delivers industry-leading solutions. She will also have responsibility for driving alliances and partnerships with software developers to facilitate the development of a complete software ecosystem that can take advantage of the capabilities in AMD's differentiated products.

    Dr. Su joined Freescale in 2007 as chief technology officer, where she led the company's technology roadmap, and research and development efforts. She was promoted to senior vice president and general manager, Networking and Multimedia in 2008, and was responsible for global strategy, marketing, product management and engineering for their embedded communications and applications processor businesses. Prior to her tenure at Freescale, Dr. Su spent thirteen years with IBM in various engineering and business leadership positions, including vice president of the Semiconductor Research and Development Center responsible for the strategic direction of IBM's silicon technologies, joint development alliances and semiconductor R&D operations. Prior to IBM, she was a member of the technical staff at Texas Instruments in the Semiconductor Process and Device Center (SPDC).

    Dr. Su has bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was named Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) in 2009. She has authored or co-authored more than 40 technical publications and was named MIT Technology Review's Top 100 Young Innovators in 2002. She will begin her employment with AMD on January 3, 2012 and will be based in Austin, Texas.
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    I'm really hoping that AMD can turn it around and actually become the company we all want them to be.

    Everyone gets giddy with excitement when amd and nvidia duke it out with video cards, hopefully soon we can feel that same excitement when it comes to their cpus.
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    Hopefully she brings with her some half decent brains from IBM to fix the senseless brain dead AMD CPU engineers.
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    IBM, Freescale, TI?! My RISC senses are tingling, and yes I did put on under-ARM deodorant ;)
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    This is great news. AMD needs somebody like this to help lead them into the right path.
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    Good luck to her....she has good credentials.
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    First reactions, that's a dude with lipstick and a wig. I know, very insensitive. Hopefully she'll do well and I wish her all the best.
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    My question is, when are we going to see the impact of these changes? 6 months? 1 year? 2 years? I hope its soon enough
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    Vishera/Trinity probably nothing substantial engineering wise; although project management and to market objective will be solidified. In the meantime she’ll have the reigns for CPU roadmaps engineering focus, so really it’s at least a year and a half.
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    I saw that too! :roll:
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    Thats a monster
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    Luckily looks is not everything. This firecracker will rock your world technology wise ....

    @OP This will be good, international experience, properly educated, well traveled, no more than 5 miles around AMD's home office and anything else she brings will be great.
    This might finally push AMD to become a global company.

    Keep up the good work Rory. I suggest those that has cash start looking at buying AMD stock, it might appl your stock portfolio.
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    It's not the engineers that are the issue, it's the management.
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    Damn shes a monster of a person to have on AMDs team. They are serious about SoC solutions now.
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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