AMD Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Business Units, Lisa Su has been named a winner in the EE Times and EDN 2014 UBM Tech ACE Awards in the Executive of the Year category. The awards program honors the people and companies behind the technologies and products that are changing the world of electronics. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony Tuesday, April 1, at The Fairmont San Jose, during EE Live! "I am flattered and honored to be selected for the UBM 'Executive of the Year' award. When I look at the list of this year's nominees and past winners, it is a who's who of the industry's leaders," said Su. "AMD is in the middle of an important and comprehensive transformation, but it is very much a team effort. On behalf of the entire AMD team, we very much appreciate the recognition for the work." Su played a key role in fundamentally redefining AMD's strategy and oversaw flawless delivery of AMD's product roadmap in 2013, including the industry's first quad-core x86 SoC designs, the world's first APU with HSA Features, and the ultimate graphics experience for 4K gaming. Under her leadership, AMD had numerous successes in the marketplace, including: Delivering highly sophisticated technology to enable the record launches of both the Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4; Entering into a collaboration with ARM to develop 64-bit ARM-based SoCs, targeting cloud and data center servers and embedded designs; Completing the integration of SeaMicro and securing a high-profile data center design with Verizon to power their new high-performance cloud with AMD SeaMicro SM15000 servers. "The ACE Awards celebrate the highest achievements in innovation and creativity in electronics design, and selecting one organization or individual that stands out above the rest is incredibly challenging," said Patrick Mannion, VP, Brand Director, UBM Tech Electronics. "The situation at AMD only a couple of years ago was also challenging. Lisa has been a driving force for both vision and execution, leading to significant design wins, and for the company's return to profitability." A panel of EE Times and EDN editors narrowed down the entries to five finalists in each category, based on the criteria set forth in an online submission form. Winners are determined from among the finalists by a panel of independent judges. Judging took place from Jan. 27, 2014 - Feb. 24, 2014.