People: Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD)
10 Mar 2014
Mr. Bruce L. Claflin is Independent Chairman of the Board of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. He has been a director since 2003. On March 2, 2009, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Board. On January 10, 2011, upon the resignation of the company Chief Executive Officer, he was appointed as non-employee Executive Chairman of the Board, and he held that position until the company new Chief Executive Officer was appointed on August 25, 2011, when he resumed acting as the company Chairman of the Board. During his tenure as Executive Chairman, Mr. Claflin provided additional oversight during the transition period while also the CEO recruitment process on behalf of the Board. During this time, Mr. Claflin was neither an officer nor an employee of the Company, and he did not receive any compensation from the Company other than in connection with his Board service. Mr. Claflin was President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors of 3Com Corporation (“3Com”), a provider of voice and data networking products and services, from January 2001 until he retired in 2006. He joined 3Com as President and Chief Operating Officer in August 1998. Prior to 3Com, Mr. Claflin served as Executive Vice President, Sales, and prior to that as General Manager of the PC Business Unit for Digital Equipment Corporation. Mr. Claflin was named a distinguished alumnus by Pennsylvania State University. He is also founder, director and President of Kids First! a Virgin Islands non-profit corporation that supports the education of children in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Ciena Corporation since 2006. Mr. Claflin holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Pennsylvania State University.
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