AMD Picks Up Jim Anderson from Intel To Lead Computing and Graphics Business Groupby Ryan Smith on June 1, 2015 6:30 PM EST
Word comes from AMD this afternoon that they have finally found a new Senior VP and General Manager for the company’s Computing and Graphics business group. The group has been without a GM since early this year when previous GM John Byrne left the company, with CEO Dr. Lisa Su overseeing the group on an interim basis.
After having conducted an external search, AMD has announced that they have tapped Jim Anderson to take over the group, bringing him over from Intel. Jim had in turn been with Intel for the last 7 months as the GM of the company’s Axxia communication processor business, after Intel acquired the business and Jim from LSI last year. Going farther back, before his tenure at LSI, Jim was employed at Intel as a microprocessor architect and later involved in Intel’s microprocessor strategic planning, giving him a bona fide background in the business he’s now being tapped to lead.
In their press release of the hiring, along with lauding Jim’s technical credentials, AMD has also been making it clear that they are bringing Jim on-board in order to help turn around the state of AMD’s Computing and Graphics business and improve its profitability. As the GM is responsible not only for technical matters but business and sales matters as well, AMD has been in need of someone capable of expertly handling all three aspects of the business, to which AMD believes that Jim’s “proven ability to transform businesses to drive profitable growth” makes him a good fit for the job.
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Samus - Monday, June 1, 2015 - linkSeriously, how else would AMD have gotten Hector Ruiz to save their butts back in the 90's with non-compete? Motorola fell apart after he left.
fluxtatic - Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - linkThe threat's often enough. Where I work, there have been several people not hired because of non-competes. Not because they're actually enforceable, but because the company I work for doesn't want to pay the lawyers.
Then again, I'd imagine AMD would pay for the fight. Guessing this guy wasn't under a non-compete, as Intel probably pays their legal team more than AMD's entire revenue in a year.
Dmcq - Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - linkIf AMD or ARM or anyone else knew four years ago what is public about Intel now I'm not certain it would have made much measurable difference.to their products.
Dmcq - Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - linkExcept of course for specific details about their foundry processes - that would have been worth something. And details of potential acquisitions are always worthwhile to shareholders!
wiyosaya - Thursday, June 4, 2015 - linkA long, long time ago in an agreement not all that far away, Intel and AMD agreed to share technology. From this article - http://www.anandtech.com/show/2873
SeanJ76 - Thursday, August 27, 2015 - linkNot going to save AMD.... AMD is already a has been......
ChefJeff789 - Monday, June 1, 2015 - linkI love AMD, especially with their history in the early '00's when I started building computers more frequently. However, after the Core iX processors launched, every headline with "AMD" made me cringe involuntarily. Now, anything but rumors/news of an aquisition of a larger/more capable/fab-owning firm is just... not terribly encouraging. Hopefully zen and Anderson can help them regain market share, but I have little faith at this point.
Wreckage - Monday, June 1, 2015 - link"Jim had in turn been with Intel for the last 7 months"
althaz - Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - linkDid anybody else find it strange that this article referred to Jim Anderson as "Jim"?
Nagorak - Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - linkYeah that is kind of weird.