SUNNYVALE, CALIF., November 6 /CNW/ - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the
appointment of AMD President and Chief Operating Officer Dirk Meyer to the
board of directors. Meyer, who was promoted to his current role as President
and COO in January 2006, continues to share leadership and management duties
of AMD with Chairman of the Board and CEO Hector Ruiz. Meyer's election to the
board took effect Nov. 1.
"Dirk has been a tremendous asset to the Office of the CEO and his
appointment strengthens AMD's board of directors," said Ruiz. "Dirk has played
an integral role in defining AMD's vision and strategy, helping make AMD the
partner of choice for our customers and positioning the company for long-term
growth and profitability."
Prior to his role as president and COO, Meyer served as president and
chief operating officer of AMD's Microprocessor Solutions Sector where he had
overall responsibility for AMD's microprocessor business, including product
development, manufacturing, operations and product marketing.
Meyer joined AMD in 1995 and led engineering for the AMD Athlon(TM)
microprocessor. In April 1999, he was promoted to vice president of
engineering. In 2001, he was named group vice president, and in 2002 was named
senior vice president and an executive officer of AMD.
Prior to AMD, Meyer spent nearly a decade at Digital Equipment
Corporation, where he was co-architect of the Alpha 21064 and 21264
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