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AMD appoints graphics software architecture leader

Chip maker names Jeffrey Cheng as a Corporate Fellow

AMD appoints graphics software architecture leader
Cheng is a respected technology leader in graphics system engineering with over 20 years experience.

Chip maker AMD has appointed software chief architect, Dr. Jeffrey Cheng, to the company's corporate fellow.

The vendor said the appointment of Cheng is based on his demonstrated technical leadership and role evolving the company's graphics technologies and approach to software development.

AMD stated that Cheng has played a key architect role spanning hardware, software and system component design and has a deep understanding of operating systems, applications and end user requirements.

"Jeffrey has been an integral part of the team for many years and is one of the most respected leaders in graphics system engineering and software architecture," said David Wang, senior vice president, engineering, Radeon Technologies Group. "He is a creative, independent thinker whose technical mind and ability to coach and mentor other staff members has led AMD to develop great graphics products over the years. In his new role, Jeffrey will continue helping evolve our software strategy as we introduce our future high-performance products to create more immersive experiences and use the power of the GPU to solve some of our industry's most pressing computing challenges."

With AMD for almost 20 years, Cheng is a respected technology leader in graphics system engineering, graphics software architecture, GPU virtualisation and cloud computing, GPU memory management and scheduling subsystem, heterogeneous computing and shared virtual memory systems.

He is known for motivating and driving technical teams to explore new technologies and create new solutions, and pushing teams to analyse and problem solve complex critical system interaction issues.

According to the vendor, promotion to AMD Fellow is an honour bestowed to the most accomplished innovators. AMD Corporate Fellows are appointed after a rigorous review process that assesses not only specific technical contributions to the company, but involvement in the industry at large, mentoring of others and improving the long-term strategic position of the company.

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