The peripatetic Mark Papermaster has landed again, this time at AMD.
AMD said Wednesday (Oct. 19) that Papermaster has been named chief technology officer along with the title senior vice president. He will oversee AMD’s new Technology and Engineering Group, which includes the chip maker’s R&D and product development activities.
The chip industry veteran assumes his latest post on Oct. 24.
Papermaster, 50, has worked for IBM, Apple, where he stayed only 16 months, and, most recently, Cisco Systems. He oversaw silicon engineering at Cisco, including the company’s switching and routing businesses.
AMD said Papermaster will be responsible for “establishing and executing the company’s technology and product roadmaps, integrated hardware and software development and overseeing the creation of all of AMD’s products.”
Papermaster will report to AMD CEO Rory Read.
Chekib Akrout, who currently heads AMD’s advanced R&D team, will report to Papermaster. However, AMD said Akrout would continue to lead its processor core development and SoC design activities.