AMD has appointed Dr. Lisa Su, the company’s 44-year old COO, as president and chief executive. Dr. Su succeeds current CEO Rory Read. Mr. Read, who is stepping down as part of a transition plan according to the company, will remain with AMD through the end of 2014 in an advisory role. Mr. Read was named CEO in 2011.
Dr. Su joined AMD in 2012 and was most recently chief operating officer responsible for integrating AMD’s business units, sales, global operations and infrastructure enablement teams into a single market-facing organization. Previously, she was senior vice president and general manager, global business units, responsible for the company’s product strategy, product definition and business plans. Prior to joining AMD, Dr. Su served as senior vice president and general manager, Networking and Multimedia at Freescale Semiconductor.
Dr. Su received 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 in 2009. S
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