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December 15, 2006
AMD has announced that Mario Rivas has been promoted to executive vice president of Computing Products Group (CPG). In this role, Rivas will be responsible for driving the development, strategy and management for AMD's broad and growing portfolio of consumer and commercial microprocessor solutions. Rivas will report to the Office of the CEO, comprised of Hector Ruiz, chairman and chief executive officer and Dirk Meyer, president and chief operating officer. Rivas brings more than 25 years of semiconductor management experience to this strategic position. He joined AMD in 2005 and most recently headed AMD's Office of Strategy Management, where he led the company's strategic planning process. Dirk Meyer had been acting executive vice president of CPG since his promotion to President and COO in January 2006.
"Since joining AMD, Mario has played an instrumental role in formalizing and driving improved business processes, while developing new technology strategies in areas such as wireless," said Dirk Meyer. "His tremendous leadership experience, business and technology acumen, and operational skills make him uniquely suited to lead our microprocessor business and drive continued leadership in 2007 and beyond as AMD continues to redefine the industry as the processing powerhouse."
"I am honored and excited to assume this new leadership position," said Rivas. "New product architectures and unique technology initiatives slated for 2007 provide AMD a significant opportunity to drive the next wave of customer-centric innovation for our microprocessor business. I look forward to applying my skills to help AMD capitalize on these opportunities and drive increased value to our customers."
Prior to AMD, Rivas led Philips Semiconductor's communication business. He also held numerous management positions in Motorola's semiconductor and communications business sectors.
Rivas holds a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from the University of Central America in El Salvador, and master's degrees in electrical engineering and in management, both from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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