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AMD Appoints Former Freescale, IBM Exec to Move Into Mobile

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AMD's new CEO is restocking the company's open executive ranks with new blood that appears to be drawn mainly from previous IBM contacts.

Following Mark Papermaster, who was appointed chief technology officer in October, Read added Lisa Su as senior vice president and general manager, global business units.

Su comes from Freescale, where she was senior vice president and general manager of networking and multimedia. Prior to Freescale, Su was vice president of the semiconductor research and development Center and responsible for the strategic direction of IBM’s silicon technologies, joint development alliances and semiconductor R&D operations.

Read described Su as "one of the most respected and technically astute executives in the global semiconductor industry." Her experience at Freescale points primarily to AMD's direction into the ultramobile world, especially since she will "also have responsibility for driving alliances and partnerships with software developers to facilitate the development of a complete software ecosystem."

However, Read appears to have had another reason in mind as well. In a prepared quote, he stated that "she brings an impressive track record of business execution driving leading-edge microprocessor technologies, developing deep customer relationships, and transforming organizations while growing market share."

Add to that the responsibility to "oversee the team responsible for driving end to end business execution of AMD’s product solutions including strategy, product definition, and business plans" Su is likely to address AMD's concerns over roadmap execution and current manufacturing delays.

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    James296 , December 19, 2011 8:12 PM
    dear god toms, this was on anand almost a week ago O.o
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    Anonymous , December 19, 2011 8:21 PM
    James296dear god toms, this was on anand almost a week ago O.o

    And many other websites too
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    Area51 , December 19, 2011 9:11 PM
    Toms Hardware "The number One site for recycled news."
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    dasper , December 19, 2011 9:42 PM
    Personally, if I had a site like this, I would just spend a day feeding in a bunch of news all at once and then have a script for timed release. That way I can screw around the rest of the week while the page auto releases news for me.
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    geekapproved , December 19, 2011 9:43 PM
    Nice find AMD.
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    geekapproved , December 19, 2011 9:45 PM
    Some of are not nerds and actually have lives, therefore we don't have time to check every geek webiste on the net like apparently some of you troll incessantly.
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    memadmax , December 19, 2011 10:59 PM
    dasperPersonally, if I had a site like this, I would just spend a day feeding in a bunch of news all at once and then have a script for timed release. That way I can screw around the rest of the week while the page auto releases news for me.


    Been there done that, it gets boring real quick =D
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    Meatymutawings , December 20, 2011 2:19 AM
    geekapprovedSome of are not nerds and actually have lives, therefore we don't have time to check every geek webiste on the net like apparently some of you troll incessantly.

    this isn't about checking other websites, this is about toms posting news that are a bit too old. How would you like to go on toms everyday and read about things that happened last year? This might only be a couple days later but old news is old news.
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    JoMo87 , December 20, 2011 2:53 AM
    News in news. Regardless of whether it is old or not; better late than never. I don't have the time to read 50 articles from 10 different subscriptions, so I stick with one or two. I'd rather have recycled news than have an important article ran out by new upcoming less-important articles. The pace that tom's hardware posts at is about the pace I get free time to read articles online. If you already read the article on some other website, why did you even bother checking the link out? Unless you enjoy trolling that much, just ignore the article if you've already read it.
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    Anonymous , December 20, 2011 7:12 AM
    i know for free right gezzz the nerve of tom's offing a free product
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    sonofliberty08 , December 20, 2011 6:00 PM
    Area51Toms Hardware "The number One site for recycled news."

    and the "China Haters Propagandist".