AMD Bolsters Engineering Talent With Appointment of Two Technology Experts

Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:00am EST

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  SUNNYVALE, CA, Jan 23 (Marketwire) -- 
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Charles Matar and Wayne Meretsky
have joined the company to assume critical new engineering leadership
roles driving hardware and software intellectual property (IP)
development for AMD's system-on-chip (SoC) solutions. Matar will draw
upon his expertise in SoC and processor design to lead AMD's SoC
methodology and client SoC execution. Meretsky will lead the company's
software development, ensuring tools will be in place that will enable
developers to take advantage of the compute power in AMD's SoC designs. 

    "Charles and Wayne will serve as key members of our engineering brain
trust, bringing with them years of expertise in SoC design and developing
64-bit software ecosystems, respectively," said Mark Papermaster, AMD
Chief Technology Officer. "The fact that these computing experts have
returned to the company underscores AMD's unique position and
opportunity, based on differentiated IP, to take a leadership position in
low-power clients and dense cloud servers."

    Charles Matar, named corporate vice president of SoC Development, will
serve as a crucial force behind AMD's SoC solutions. Joining AMD from
Qualcomm, Matar combines technical expertise in SoC processor and
low-power design with a proven track record of consistently introducing
new designs in advanced process technology nodes. With experience leading
multidiscipline, global teams in delivering SoC designs and embedded
processors from definition through silicon, he will employ his in-depth
understanding of market trends and wireless industry requirements to help
AMD shift appropriate focus to client and embedded market opportunities.
Prior to Qualcomm, Matar held engineering roles at Motorola, Rockwell
Semiconductor, HAL Computer Systems, PMC-Sierra and helped to develop
AMD's K8 processor family. 

    Meretsky, named corporate vice president, Software IP Development, will
lead software development for all of AMD's products. Meretsky is a former
AMD Fellow who was instrumental in making AMD's 64-bit technology the de
facto industry standard for PCs, workstations and servers. He has more
than 25 years of development and management experience in the creation of
high-volume technology products and has held leadership roles at
Rational, Apple and P.A. Semi. In addition to his technical
contributions, Meretsky has a strong track record of managing
high-performance teams that will help ensure developers, technology
partners and customers are fully aligned with AMD's software strategy.
Meretsky is also a former P.A. Semi colleague of Jim Keller, whose
appointment as AMD's Chief Architect was announced in August 2012.

    About AMD 
 AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a semiconductor design innovator leading
the next era of vivid digital experiences with its ground-breaking AMD
Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a wide range of computing
devices. AMD's server computing products are focused on driving
industry-leading cloud computing and virtualization environments. AMD's
superior graphics technologies are found in a variety of solutions
ranging from game consoles, PCs to supercomputers. For more information,
visit www.amd.com.

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Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

    

Contact:
Lyndsey Rojas
AMD Public Relations
+1 (512) 761-2152
lyndsey.rojas@amd.com 

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