AMD Appoints Dirk Meyer
Senior Vice President And Corporate Officer
AUSTIN, TX --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the promotion of Dirk Meyer to senior vice president and corporate officer. In his new role, Meyer will continue to lead AMD’s Computation Products Group (CPG) as it prepares to introduce AMD’s highly anticipated eighth-generation family of processors, the first member of which is planned to be shipped later this year.
Meyer, 40, joined AMD in 1996 as director of engineering for AMD’s seventh-generation microprocessor development program in Austin, Texas, where he led the team that designed and developed the award-winning AMD AthlonÔ processor. When he was promoted to vice president of engineering for CPG in 1999, his responsibilities expanded to include both microprocessors and chipsets. Since January of 2001, Meyer has served as group vice president and general manager of CPG. He will continue to report directly to AMD President and Chief Executive Officer Hector de J. Ruiz.
“Dirk has been a valuable asset to AMD and has played a critical leadership role in the development of the history-making AMD Athlon™ processor and the upcoming AMD Opteron™ processor for servers and workstations,” said Ruiz. “I am confident he will continue to be a driving force in future technological advances at AMD.”
“I look forward to this new opportunity and am proud to lead the charge as AMD continues to put the customer first and set the standard with our eighth-generation processor family,” said Meyer.
Before joining AMD, Meyer spent 10 years with Digital Equipment Corporation, where he was co-architect of the Alpha™ 21064 and Alpha 21264 microprocessors. He has also worked at Intel Corporation in its microprocessor design group.
Meyer received a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in business administration from Boston University. He will continue to be based in Austin, Texas.
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