AMD Names Bernd Lienhard as Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Client Business

Tue Feb 5, 2013 8:00am EST

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  SUNNYVALE, CA, Feb 05 (Marketwire) -- 
AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that Bernd Lienhard, 48, has joined the
company as corporate vice president and general manager of its Client
Business Unit, reporting to Dr. Lisa Su, senior vice president and
general manager, Global Business Units. In his role, Lienhard will apply
his 22 years of experience in the semiconductor industry to lead AMD's
client business as it expands its product lineup to include
differentiated system-on-chip (SoC) solutions targeted at high-growth
mobility and traditional client markets. 

    "A pivotal part of AMD's ability to win in high-growth markets is having
the right leadership team in place with a diversity of semiconductor
industry knowledge. Bernd's track record and experience translating
business strategy into operational execution across large teams makes him
the ideal leader for our client business," said Dr. Su. "Bernd's deep
background of growth across a wide range of markets will accelerate our
client business as we bring our strongest-ever line-up of APUs and first
SoCs to market in 2013 and continue our expansion into ultraportable and
ultra low-power form factors." 

    Lienhard steps into his new role at an important time for AMD, as the
company prepares to accelerate its business in 2013 by executing the
delivery and launch of a new set of powerful product offerings. Upcoming
products include the newly introduced and currently shipping "Richland"
Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), as well as AMD's first true SoC APUs,
codenamed "Temash" and "Kabini," which will be the industry's first
quad-core x86 SoCs. Both APUs are scheduled to ship to customers in the
first half of 2013.

    Lienhard was most recently vice president and general manager of
Freescale Semiconductor's Networking Processor Division, with global
responsibility for product management, engineering and operations. Prior
to this role, he served as vice president and general manager of the
company's Multimedia Applications Division, a division responsible for
providing ARM application processors to the automotive, consumer and
industrial markets.

    Before Freescale, Lienhard held a variety of leadership positions at
Conexant Systems, Infineon Technologies, Siemens Semiconductor, and
Siemens Defense.

    Lienhard earned a Diplom-Ingenieur degree in electrical engineering from
Fachhochschule in Munich, Germany. 

    About AMD
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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
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