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 Executive Biography


Mark Papermaster

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Mark Papermaster is senior vice president of technology and engineering and chief technology officer at AMD. He is responsible for AMD technology development and research. His more than 30 years of engineering experience includes significant leadership roles managing the development products spanning from low-power handhelds to high-performance blade servers.
Before joining AMD in October 2011, Papermaster was head of the silicon engineering group at Cisco, leading an organization responsible for silicon strategy, architecture, and development for the company’s switching and routing businesses.
Prior to Cisco, Papermaster served as senior vice president of Apple Devices Hardware Engineering, where he was responsible for iPod and iPhone hardware development. He also held a number of senior leadership roles at IBM, serving on the company’s Technical Leadership Team and overseeing development of the company’s key microprocessors and blade server technologies.
Papermaster received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from University of Vermont. He is a member of the University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering Advisory Board.