AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced that it has appointed Mark Durcan, 56, to its board of directors.
Durcan serves as an advisor to Micron Technology, and was previously CEO from 2012 until his retirement in May 2017. Throughout his 32-year tenure at Micron, Durcan held multiple senior leadership positions, including president and chief operating officer, chief technical officer, and vice president of research and development. Durcan has been awarded approximately 100 U.S. and overseas patents and is widely recognized as a semiconductor memory industry innovator.
"Mark led Micron through a period of significant growth. We look forward to gaining Mark's deep industry insights, technical knowledge and leadership experience as a member of AMD's board of directors," said John Caldwell, AMD chairman of the board.
Durcan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering and a Master of Chemical Engineering from Rice University. He currently serves as a board member of AmerisourceBergen and St. Luke's Health System.
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