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AMD hires Intel guy and IBM veterans

Posted on Wednesday, January 22 2020 @ 13:25:55 CET by

AnandTech has an overview of some of AMD's recent hires. The chip designer snatched Intel's Dan McNamara, former Senior Vice President of Intel’s Network and Custom Logic Group, as well as a couple of IBM veterans.
The newest hire as reported by AMD is of Dan McNamara, former Senior Vice President of Intel’s Network and Custom Logic Group (formerly the Programmable Solutions Group) for several years and one of Intel’s hires from the Altera acquisition, having spent 11 years at Altera. Dan is set to be AMD’s SVP and GM of the Server Business Unit. This means that Dan’s role will expand through to accelerate AMD’s EPYC portfolio in order to engage better with AMD’s customers about server solutions built through AMD hardware. This is a slight jump away from his previous focus of SoCs, ASICs, and FPGAs, which may make some readers think that AMD might be going in that direction: Forrest Norrod is still heading up AMD’s Enterprise, Embedded, and Semi-Custom Business Group. Dan’s hiring was the focus of a recent AMD blog post about promotions and new hires.
It's always interesting to see where certain names end up. Full details over here.



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