SAN FRANCISCO—Rick Bergman, general manager of Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s products group, is stepping down to pursue another opportunity at a different firm, AMD said Thursday (Sept. 22). The firm did not elaborate on Bergman's departure.
Bergman, who joined AMD through the company's 2006 acquisition of ATI Technologies Inc., previously served as senior vice president and general manager of AMD's graphics products group from 2006 until being promoted in 2009. Bergman was considered by many to have been a candidate to fill AMD's long-vacant CEO position, but the company named former Lenovo Group Ltd. Rory Read to the post late last month.
“I want to thank Rick for his many contributions to AMD and wish him well in his future endeavors," Read said through a statement. Read will also serve as interim products group GM after Bergman's departure, AMD said.
AMD also said that former Comcast executive Paul Struhsaker has joined the company as corporate vice president and general manager of its newly-formed commercial business division.
Struhsaker, 49, will oversee product management and roadmap planning for AMD’s server, high performance computing and embedded products, AMD said. He was most recently senior vice president of engineering responsible for all set-top box platforms and video server applications for the Comcast Video Networks. He comes to AMD with more than 27 years of experience in ASIC/FPGA development, software and digital communications systems engineering, AMD said.
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