Monday, August 5th 2019

AMD Regains Rick Bergman from Synaptics as EVP of Computing and Graphics

AMD sent out a press release earlier today confirming that Rick Bergman has rejoined the company after eight years as president and CEO of Synaptics. He was, as the grizzled veterans of TechPowerUp may recall, with the AMD/ATI conglomeration for a decade before then. Rick, in AMD's own words, "brings extensive semiconductor experience, a deep technology understanding from a platform and product perspective, and extensive general management experience" and will take over as the external VP of Computing and Graphics from Sandeep Chennakeshu, who leaves AMD at the end of August after a short stint with the company for unnamed reasons.
Source: AMD
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9 Comments on AMD Regains Rick Bergman from Synaptics as EVP of Computing and Graphics

#1
dorsetknob
"YOUR RMA REQUEST IS CON-REFUSED"
"Sandeep Chennakeshu, who leaves AMD at the end of August after a short stint with the company for unnamed reasons. "
expired or withdrawn H1N1 Visa ?
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#2
Xzibit
dorsetknob, post: 4092709, member: 8331"
expired or withdrawn H1N1 Visa ?
Maybe the fallout of the 3000 series rollout. He was only there since Jan 2019.
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#3
Aldain
Well the ATI guy is back :D
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#4
Mephis
Xzibit, post: 4092710, member: 105152"
Maybe the fallout of the 3000 series rollout. He was only there since Jan 2019.
I wasn't aware there was a problem with the 3000 series rollout. I thought it was a pretty good one. What was wrong with it?
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VSG
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dorsetknob, post: 4092709, member: 8331"
expired or withdrawn H1N1 Visa ?
I assume you meant H-1B1, since H1N1 is swine flu. Regardless, a work visa is typically a non-factor in such positions.
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#6
xkm1948
VSG, post: 4092813, member: 150714"
I assume you meant H-1B1, since H1N1 is swine flu. Regardless, a work visa is typically a non-factor in such positions.
Plenty of high profile scientist got denied H1B VISA all the time. USCIS don’t give 2 squats about what level you are at, gotta wait like every other foreigners. Legal immigration system is a joke
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TheGuruStud
Mephis, post: 4092806, member: 186806"
I wasn't aware there was a problem with the 3000 series rollout. I thought it was a pretty good one. What was wrong with it?
Nothing if you weren't trying to get pci-4 on x470 (not an AMD problem, dumb dumbs had it enabled by default on MBs), used the release bios, and weren't on /r/AMD crying about idle voltages while staring at a monitoring app.
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Chris34
TheGuruStud, post: 4092850, member: 42692"
Nothing if you weren't trying to get pci-4 on x470 (not an AMD problem, dumb dumbs had it enabled by default on MBs), used the release bios, and weren't on /r/AMD crying about idle voltages while staring at a monitoring app.
Nobody had any clue x470 and below boards supported pcie4.0 until a week after the cpu was released, and of all the issues (overly aggressive boost, temps rising fast and high when boost is enabled, rdrand bug,..., high, P4 Prescott-like, voltages that freaked everyone) there was with zen2, none evolved around PCIE4.0 support on x470 boards. wtf are you talking about?
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#9
TheGuruStud
Chris34, post: 4092887, member: 151674"
Nobody had any clue x470 and below boards supported pcie4.0 until a week after the cpu was released, and of all the issues (overly aggressive boost, temps rising fast and high when boost is enabled, rdrand bug,..., high, P4 Prescott-like, voltages that freaked everyone) there was with zen2, none evolved around PCIE4.0 support on x470 boards. wtf are you talking about?
I don't have any of those problems (built two systems). And I don't need a random number generator on the chip. I think you're describing MB vendor screw ups.
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