People: Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD)
17 May 2013
Mr. John R. Harding has been appointed as Independent Director of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., effective August 28, 2012. Mr. Harding co-founded and is President and Chief Executive Officer of eSilicon Corporation, a privately held company that designs and manufactures complex, custom chips for a broad and growing portfolio of small firms. Before starting eSilicon Corporation in 2000, Mr. Harding served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Cadence Design Systems, Inc., a global electronic design automation company, which acquired his former employer, Cooper & Chyan Technology, Inc. Mr. Harding has held a variety of senior management positions at Zycad Corporation and his career also includes positions with TXL and IBM Corporation. Mr. Harding has also held leadership roles at Drew University and Indiana University (IU), where he was Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and a member of IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs Advisory Board, respectively. In addition, Mr. Harding has served as a member of the Steering Committee at the U.S. Council on Competitiveness and was a former National Academies’ Committee member for Software, Growth and Future of the U.S. Economy. In 2012, Mr. Harding was re-elected as the value chain producer director to the board of directors of the Global Semiconductor Alliance. He has been a director of the Global Semiconductor Alliance since 2007. Mr. Harding has been a director of RF Micro Devices, Inc., since 2006. He has also served on the advisory board of Atrenta, Inc. since 2007. Mr. Harding holds a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry and economics from Drew University.
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