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AMD Loses Products Manager, Gains Business Manager

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.

  • computernugget
    queue trolls.
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  • _Pez_
    ComputerNuggetqueue trolls.I thought, that the "troll" was Jon Cryer. :D
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  • kikireeki
    AFAIK, A manager may resign after either a major success or an epic fail, and in AMD case the first probability isn't likely.
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  • schmich
    otacon72Oh stop you're bitching...jeezus.Stop bitching about people bitching...seezus what I did there?
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  • clonazepam
    I wonder how many AMD employee applications Intel has to wade through on a daily basis. IM JUST KIDDING! Is this significant news? I only pay attention to the comings and goings of CEOs...
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  • What about a bulldozer manager? and speed things up?
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  • beenthere
    Actually Rick resigned because he was passed over for the CEO position that Rory Read was appointed to. This is pretty normal for execs who don't make it to the CEO position. It had nothing to do with Bulldozer's performance.
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  • timmybazza
    currently every piece of hardware advertisement on this page is plugging nVidia. A little bit ironic
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  • humble dexter
    kikireekiAFAIK, A manager may resign after either a major success or an epic fail, and in AMD case the first probability isn't likely.AMD just proved with Llano that they could pull out a major success just from a Phenom based processor, which I doubt you expected likely to happen either.

    So try to imagine what AMD will be able pull off this same year with it's unlocked Bulldozer based processors, starting with forcing sizeable Sandy Bridge price price cuts down Intel's unwilling throat :P
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  • valu3hunt3r
    timmybazzacurrently every piece of hardware advertisement on this page is plugging nVidia. A little bit ironic
    I wouldn't have known had you not pointed that out to me (another thumbs up to Ad Block Plus :) ).
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