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AMD has new senior VP and GM

Forrest Norrod joins as senior VP and GM of Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom Business

AMD has new senior VP and GM
Norrod will be responsible for managing all aspects of strategy, business management, engineering, and sales.

Chip maker AMD has announced that Forrest Norrod has joined the company as senior vice president and general manager of AMD's Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom (EESC) business group, reporting to president and CEO Dr Lisa Su.

According to AMD, Norrod will be responsible for managing all aspects of strategy, business management, engineering, and sales for AMD's EESC business and replaces Dr Su, who had held the position on an interim basis since July.

"Forrest is an industry veteran whose strong track record of establishing and growing businesses strengthens our leadership team," said Dr. Su. "Forrest's unique combination of engineering, business management and technical expertise at both the chip and system level make him ideally suited to lead AMD into an expanded set of markets where our differentiated technology assets provide a competitive advantage."

Norrod most recently was vice president and general manager of Dell's server business, driving the business to market share leadership in several key geographies and markets. Prior to that role, he led the creation of Dell's first internal startup focused on the hyper-scale data centre market as the vice president and general manager, Data Centre Solutions (DCS). Norrod held several engineering leadership roles previously at Dell, starting as CTO of Client Products before leading Enterprise Engineering and ultimately having responsibility for all of Dell's global engineering teams. Prior to Dell, he ran the integrated x86 CPU business at Cyrix and National Semiconductor.

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