AMD appoints Mark Papermaster as CTO; revamps senior leadership

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AMD has announced multiple organizational changes. “2019 marks an important inflection point for AMD as we prepare to launch our next-generation high-performance 7nm products,” said Dr. Lisa Su, AMD president and CEO, in a statement.

Here are the specifics, as per a statement released by AMD:

  • AMD is promoting Mark Papermaster to executive vice president and CTO.
  • AMD will unify all sales operations under Darren Grasby, senior vice president and chief sales officer. Mr. Grasby will lead the global sales and go-to-market activities across all product lines, channels and regions. Previously, he was responsible for worldwide sales to PC manufacturers and channel partners.
  • AMD has hired Sandeep Chennakeshu into a new position as executive vice president of Computing and Graphics responsible for the company’s PC, gaming and semi-custom businesses.
  • Forrest Norrod, senior vice president and general manager, Datacenter and Embedded Solutions Group, will be responsible for AMD datacenter products across both CPUs and GPUs.

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