"AMD is at our best when we are taking bold, calculated risks and aggressively pursuing the leading-edge technologies that change the world."

Dr. Lisa Su

President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Lisa T. Su is AMD president and chief executive officer, a position she has held since October 2014, and serves on the AMD Board of Directors. Previously, from July 2014 to October 2014, she was chief operating officer responsible for integrating AMD’s business units, sales, global operations and infrastructure enablement teams into a single market-facing organization responsible for all aspects of product strategy and execution. Dr. Su joined AMD in January 2012 as senior vice president and general manager, global business units and was responsible for driving end-to-end business execution of AMD products and solutions. 

Prior to joining AMD, Dr. Su served as senior vice president and general manager, Networking and Multimedia at Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (a semiconductor manufacturing company), and was responsible for global strategy, marketing and engineering for the company’s embedded communications and applications processor business. Dr. Su joined Freescale in 2007 as chief technology officer, where she led the company’s technology roadmap and research and development efforts. 

Dr. Su spent the previous 13 years at IBM in various engineering and business leadership positions, including vice president of the Semiconductor Research and Development Center responsible for the strategic direction of IBM’s silicon technologies, joint development alliances and semiconductor R&D operations. Prior to IBM, she was a member of the technical staff at Texas Instruments Inc. in the Semiconductor Process and Device Center from 1994 to 1995.

Dr. Su has bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has published more than 40 technical articles and was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers in 2009. In 2017, Dr. Su was named one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune Magazine and the “Top Ranked Semiconductor CEO” by Institutional Investor Magazine. In 2018, Dr. Su was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, was named “Businessperson of the Year” by Fortune Magazine and received the prestigious Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award. Dr. Su serves on the board of directors of Analog Devices Inc. and as board of director chair of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA).

Awards and Accolades:

  • 2018 Businessperson of the Year, Fortune Magazine
  • 2018 Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award, Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA)
  • 2018 Appointed as Board of Directors Chair of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA)
  • 2018 Elected to National Academy of Engineering 
  • 2018 Woman of the Year, UPWARD
  • 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award, Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce
  • 2017 World’s 50 Greatest Leaders, Fortune Magazine
  • 2017 Top Ranked Semiconductor CEO, Institutional Investor Magazine
  • 2017 People to Watch, HPCWire
  • 2016 Pinnacle Award, Asian American Business Development Center
  • 2016 Top 50 Women in Technology, National Diversity Council
  • 2015 Visionary of the Year, SFGate
  • 2014 ACE Executive of the Year, EETimes and EDN
  • 2003 Outstanding Achievement in Business, YWCA
  • 2002 Top 100 Young Innovators, MIT Technology Review
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America's Top 50 Women In Tech 2018 – Forbes

Into The 7nm Era: An Interview with AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su – Tom’s Hardware

AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su Bestowed with GSA’s Highest Honor – MarketWatch

Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year - Fortune

How this CEO avoided the glass cliff and turned around an “uninvestable” company - Fast Company

Advanced Micro Devices CEO Su: Data Center is Our No. 1 Priority - Barron's

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Lisa Su Elected to the National Academy of Engineering for contributions to engineering, silicon-on-insulator technology and industry leadership - NAE

2017 World’s 50 Greatest Leaders - Fortune

On the Art of Setting Ambitious Goals - New York Times

Making a Big Bet on Brand New Tech - Fortune

On Going from an Engineer to the CEO Suite (and Defying the Glass Cliff) (audio) - Fort Knox


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