Mark Papermaster Profile

Mark Papermaster

Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President,

Technology and Engineering

Mark Papermaster is chief technology officer and senior vice president of Technology and Engineering at AMD, responsible for corporate technical direction, product development including system-on-chip (SOC) methodology, microprocessor design, I/O and memory, and advanced research. He re-engineered engineering processes at AMD that led to the development of the award-winning “Zen” high-performance x86 CPU family, leadership GPUs, and the company’s modular design approach, Infinity Fabric. He also oversees Information Technology to deliver AMD’s compute infrastructure and services.

His more than 35 years of engineering experience includes significant leadership roles managing the development of a wide range of products, from microprocessors to mobile devices and high-performance servers. Before joining AMD in October 2011, Papermaster was the leader of Cisco’s Silicon Engineering Group, the organization responsible for silicon strategy, architecture and development for the company’s switching and routing businesses. He served as senior vice president of Devices Hardware Engineering at Apple, where he was responsible for iPod and iPhone hardware development. He also held a number of senior leadership positions at IBM overseeing development of the company’s key microprocessor and server technologies.

Papermaster received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and master’s degree from the University of Vermont, both in Electrical Engineering. He is a member of the University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering Advisory Board, Olin College Presidents Council and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.