AMD Corporate VP and CTO of Graphics Departs Company

We’ve just received word from AMD that Eric Demers, the company's former corporate vice president and CTO of its graphics business unit, has decided leave his post to pursue other opportunities.

AMD CTO Mark Papermaster, who has bounced from IBM to Apple to AMD, assumes interim responsibility for the graphics business unit role until a replacement is found.

"AMD remains fully committed to our critical graphics IP development and discrete GPU products.  We have a tremendous depth of talent in our organization, a game plan that is resonating with our customers and our team, and we are continuing to bring graphics-performance-leading products to market.  We will attract the right technology leader for this role," AMD said in a statement. "We thank Eric for his contributions to the business and wish him well in his future endeavors."

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Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • cybr
    NVDA up
  • sunflier
    ...until a replacement is found.
    Marcus, can you provide an address where I can submit my resume for this role? Thanks.
  • what is up with the revolving door at amd?
  • blingbling
    In other news Nvidia just filled a new CTO role.
  • phishy714
    Damn.. they are bleeding management over there. The company is probably going in a direction all these people don't agree with.

    Can't be good.
  • salgado18
    blingblingIn other news Intel just filled a new CTO role.There, I fixed it.
  • cookoy
    clearly the CTO of graphics saw that the grass is greener outside amd's pasture or maybe he's starting to like blue skies
  • ivaroeines
    drecksswhat is up with the revolving door at amd?Think the "failures" of latest of generations of CPU's from AMD have been hard for the management team, I do think they may worry too much about bad test results. I think there are many that support AMD despite the fact that test results of their CPU's are poorish, all current CPU's from AMD are more than fast enough for most peoples needs and i do think that people support AMD in a far greater extent than their bosses realize. AMD is needed to keep Intel on its toes, it would be a bad day for us computer enthusiasts if AMD where to go down, so i keep buying AMD products even if it makes me look silly.
  • popatim
  • billj214
    Upper management makes most of their money on bonuses and stock, maybe AMD is unable to pay in order to keep good talent. I know there was a website somewhere with public knowledge of bonuses someone could dig up for us to confirm this!