AMD names Donald Newell as Server CTO

By : |August 22, 2010 0

MUMBAI, INDIA: Global semiconductor major AMD today announced the appointment of Donald Newell as vice president and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Server.

As AMD Server CTO, Newell is responsible for the concept and definition of AMD’s long-term server roadmap based on current conditions, expected demand and long-term server trends, said a press release.

He is leading multiple worldwide teams and working alongside other AMD design and development teams to ensure successful transition of programs from design to market availability.

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Newell reports to Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, AMD Products Group.

“Don Newell brings a strong combination of leadership skills, engineering and design expertise, and strategic direction,” said Bergman, adding, “We’re fortunate to have Don on board as we prepare for the delivery of the ‘Bulldozer’ core in our AMD Opteron processors, scheduled for launch in 2011.”

An engineer with more than 20 patents filed, Newell previously served as a senior principle engineer leading the System-on-Chip (SoC) and datacenter networking architecture groups within Intel Labs before joining AMD to lead its server roadmap and platform design programs.

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