SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 10, 2007— AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that Dave Orton, former president and chief executive officer of ATI Technologies, has resigned as executive vice president of AMD, effective the end of July, 2007.
"Dave's passion and relentless drive catapulted ATI into a solid
leadership position in each of the company's graphics, chipset and
consumer electronics businesses," said Dirk Meyer, AMD president and
chief operating officer. "More recently, Dave was one of the key
drivers in the successful integration of AMD and ATI. With his
integration work complete and the successful launch of key graphics
and chipset products earlier this year, the time was right for Dave to
take his personal and professional life in a different direction."
"It is with mixed feelings that I am leavening AMD," said Orton.
"I am very optimistic about AMD's future. I believe strongly in the
strategies that brought AMD and ATI together and the talented
employees of the 'new AMD' who are committed to winning in the market
by delivering the best possible solutions for customers."
Adrian Hartog, senior vice president and general manager, consumer
electronics group and Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general
manager, graphics products group will now report into the Office of
the CEO. The addition of the Consumer Electronics and Graphics
businesses as direct reports into the Office of the CEO helps ensure
the ongoing strategic attention and focus for these important
AMD acquired ATI Technologies on October 25, 2006. The combination
of AMD and ATI creates a processing powerhouse with the ability to
redefine the boundaries between the components with a PC and deliver
the ultimate visual experience.
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