Chip designer AMD has today announced the appointment of Mark Papermaster as its new senior vice president and chief technology officer. In this position, Papermaster will head the newly-formed Technology and Engineering Group and oversee all of AMD's engineering, research and development.
Papermaster comes from Cisco where he was vice president of Silicon Engineering but you probably known him from Apple and IBM.
According to AMD, the Technology and Engineering Group will combine the engineering teams residing in its Products Group and the advanced research and development team led by Senior Vice President of Research and Development Chekib Akrout. As a result of the changes made, Akrout will report to Papermaster.
"Mark’s appointment significantly strengthens AMD’s senior leadership," said President and Chief Executive Officer Rory Read. "Mark has held substantial engineering roles for three of the technology industry’s most innovative companies. He is a proven winner who knows the industry, knows our customers and flat out knows technology."
Papermaster has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from The University of Vermont.