AMD HIRES FORMER SYNAPTICS CEO TO LEAD CORE COMPUTING AND GAMING BUSINESS SEGMENT

Rick Bergman, who was a former senior member of AMD’s management team rejoins AMD replacing Sandeep Chennakeshu, who started working for AMD at the beginning of 2019, who abruptly decides to leave AMD by the end of August.

AMD Hires Rick Bergman

The Santa Clara, California-based company announced that Rick Bergman will be joining to run the computing and graphics business segment, the largest segment which includes personal computers, gaming consoles and semi-custom business which includes AMD Radeon, Radeon and gaming consoles.

Bergman finds himself at home at AMD where he had previously served as a Senior Member of the Management team from 2006 to 2009 and also as the Senior Vice President of producing group from 2009 to 2011. Under his 8 year leadership at Synaptic, Bergman did wonders, raising the revenue from $515 Million in 2011 to $1.63 Billion in 2018. Before that Bergman spent ten years in senior executive roles at ATI and AMD.

“2019 continues to be an exciting year for AMD as we deliver our new 7nm product portfolio,” said Lisa Su, AMD President and CEO. “I am excited to welcome Rick to our leadership team, at this important time, as we focus on continued growth and market share gains. We thank Sandeep for his contributions at AMD and wish him every success in his future endeavours.”

Taking note of Lisa Su’s excitement, this indeed is a big win for AMD, where both AMD and Intel are battling for proficient, experienced Industry veterans.

Bergman is paired along with AMD’s lead Graphic Engineering Executive, David Wong. Last month AMD hired Frank Azor, a former head of Dell’s Alienware division, as the architect of gaming solution. Bergman carries extensive semiconductor experience, deep technology understanding and amazing general management experience. With these recently recruited hitters, the company is excited with their endeavours and ambitions to take the company forward. This indeed is an exciting time for employees, investors and yes, the customers.

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