Former ATI CEO leaves AMD

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 10 2007 @ 19:32 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Dave Orton, former CEO of ATI and now Executive Vice President of AMD's graphics business, announced he will leave AMD at the end of the month.
“Dave’s passion and relentless drive catapulted ATI into a solid leadership position in each of the company’s graphics, chipset and consumer electronics businesses,” said Dirk Meyer, AMD president and chief operating officer. “More recently, Dave was one of the key drivers in the successful integration of AMD and ATI. With his integration work complete and the successful launch of key graphics and chipset products earlier this year, the time was right for Dave to take his personal and professional life in a different direction.”

“It is with mixed feelings that I am leaving AMD,” said Orton. “I am very optimistic about AMD’s future. I believe strongly in the strategies that brought AMD and ATI together and the talented employees of the ‘new AMD’ who are committed to winning in the market by delivering the best possible solutions for customers.”

Adrian Hartog, senior vice president and general manager, consumer electronics group and Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, graphics products group will now report into the Office of the CEO. The addition of the Consumer Electronics and Graphics businesses as direct reports into the Office of the CEO helps ensure the ongoing strategic attention and focus for these important businesses.


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