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.

Source: AMD

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  • mr_tawan - Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - link

    What about .. "Mr.Anderson" ?
  • Dmcq - Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - link

    You mean like Mr Smith kept saying it?, yeah now that was kind of weird ;-)
  • gijames1225 - Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - link

    As long as he didn't steal a foundry and take it with him then Intel doesn't have to much to worry about. The strategic planning could be good as a more reliable and better forecasted release schedule from AMD would be welcome, especially with Zen maybe providing the company another chance to finally be competitive.
  • FlushedBubblyJock - Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - link

    Look at that poor guy, well, not monetarily as AMD will no doubt waste millions on this guy, I meant look at his face, that tells it all: He's afraid, it's a fake smile, and he's been setup for failure, but he just couldn't stand the crap at Intel.

    Loser and tears is his next gig. Sure AMD will spoil him rotten for taking on such a downer.
  • andychow - Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - link

    I'd love to be setup for failure and get paid a couple million in the process. Then I could just retire!
  • Klimax - Thursday, June 4, 2015 - link

    Meh. Show for investors. One or two guys don't save the day. They need many more engineers and driver developers to execute ideas of people like Mr. Anderson. And AMD fairly lacks those people after mass layoffs..
  • PaulBags - Thursday, June 4, 2015 - link

    So he worked for Intel, left them for LSI. LSI was acquired by Intel, so he left for AMD. Either he has a beef with intel, or he's softening up the competition for them on the sly. Or if he's pbbbt at his job, maybe both.
  • daftshadow - Thursday, June 4, 2015 - link

    I'm sure he had a nice big fat salary working for Intel but can't say never to a bigger and fatter paycheck.
  • systemBuilder - Saturday, June 27, 2015 - link

    Hey all you intel bigots, did you ever think that perhaps having a healthy labor market where people can switch jobs if their career gets blocked or if they get unhappy, makes companies (even Intel) STRONGER at what they do? The management at Intel has to keep people happy and well fed, otherwise they walk. A non-compete clause would just result is less innovation from everyone, imho. This is great news for the health of all companies in the industry.
  • SeanJ76 - Thursday, August 27, 2015 - link

    Not going to save AMD.... AMD is already a has been...

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