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AMD preps Meyer to be Ruiz successor

Posted: 14 Dec 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:AMD CEO? microprocessor? AMD's Dirk Meyer?

News report claim that Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is grooming Dirk Meyer, its president and chief operating officer, to assume the top executive position even though current chairman and CEO Hector Ruiz has no immediate plans to step down.

Responding to questions on a European business news channel, Ruiz said he expects to remain at the head of the company throughout 2008 and did not disclose when he might hand over the seat to Meyer.

"We started doing [the succession planning] four years ago and I'm delighted that Dirk is a strong player," Ruiz reportedly told CNBC Europe. "When the time comes for me to hand the reins over to him, it's going to be fantastic."

Meyer has been with AMD for 12 years and prior to his current appointment, he managed the company's microprocessor solutions business. He previously worked at Digital Equipment Corp. and Intel Corp.

- Bolaji Ojo
EE Times

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