On Friday, AMD said that Products Group General Manager Rick Bergman has left the company to persue a new opportunity. President and CEO Rory Read will serve as interim general manager of AMD’s Products Group until a replacement is found.
In addition to Bergman's departure, AMD also said that 49-year-old Paul Struhsaker joined the chip maker to lead its newly-formed commercial business division as the corporate vice president and general manager, Commercial Business Division. He will oversee product management and roadmap planning for AMD’s server, high performance computing and embedded products.
"The commercial market is vitally important for AMD and the addition of Paul to our team demonstrates our commitment to profitably grow our server business," said Read. "Paul brings an extensive business management background and customer perspective on AMD’s commercial business opportunities. I look forward to working with Paul to help drive the growth plans for this exciting part of our business."
Struhsaker previously worked at Comcast serving as senior vice president of engineering, and was responsible for all set-top box platforms and video server applications for the Comcast Video Networks. His background includes more than 27 years of experience in ASIC/FPGA development, software and digital communications systems engineering.
"Prior to Comcast, Struhsaker was vice president of Silicon Technologies at Motorola where he helped lead development of all handset, modem/stack and application processor platforms. Struhsaker was also chief technology officer for Texas Instruments’ Broadband Business Unit," AMD said Friday. "He holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Akron and has been awarded more than 25 patents."
As for Rick Bergman, AMD did not elaborate on his "new opportunity." We expect to hear more about his departure at a later date.