Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 23 September 2011 10:50

Rick Bergman Senior VP leaves AMD

Written by Fuad Abazovic


Did not get CEO appointment
And the big news after the fact that Leo Apotheker was fired as a CEO of HP is that the former number one graphics guy at AMD, and until yesterday number one guy for AMD products is out of the game.

The official storyline is “AMD Products Group General Manager Rick Bergman leaving AMD to pursue a new opportunity“ but some two weeks ago in California, we have heard that Rick Bergman was anything but happy when AMD board hired Rory Read to be the new CEO.

Rick was considered as rather strong candidate to take over, but as this didn’t happen, he apparently decided to leave AMD. President and CEO Rory Read will serve as interim general manager of AMD's Products Group until they find a replacement. We are sad to see Rick leaving, just like we were disappointed with Dave Orton’s departure, as he was the key man that helped ATI graphics gain a significant lead over Nvidia in a few occasions.

AMD also hired Paul Struhsaker former of Comcast and his job description is the corporate vice president and general manager, Commercial Business Division. Struhsaker will oversee product management and roadmap planning for AMD's servers, high performance computing and embedded products. Let’s hope that embedded includes some series tablet or even phone chips in the future.

Prior to Comcast, Struhsaker was vice president of Silicon Technologies at Motorola where he helped lead development of all handset, modem/stack and application processor platforms. Struhsaker was also chief technology officer for Texas Instruments' Broadband Business Unit so this kind of indicates that AMD will go after phones and tablets in the future.

You can check the press release here.
Last modified on Friday, 23 September 2011 11:09

Fuad Abazovic

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments