- Industry leader and 25-year IBM veteran brings expertise to chip engineering and customer solutions -
SUNNYVALE, CA -- August 17, 2005 --AMD
(NYSE: AMD) today announced the appointment of Jeff VerHeul as
corporate vice president of silicon design for AMD. In his new role,
VerHeul will lead the development of all future AMD computing
solutions, including silicon roadmaps and design efforts across all of
AMDís global engineering sites, ensuring AMDís future products are
aligned with evolving customer needs. VerHeul strengthens AMDís ability
to bring the benefits of AMD64 processor technology, the gold standard
in 64-bit computing, to a wider range of customers and markets around
"Jeff brings a wealth of experience in managing large, complex design
activities at both the chip and systems level," said Dirk Meyer,
president and Chief Operating Officer, Microprocessor Solutions Sector,
AMD. "His technical leadership skills, business experience and customer
skills will serve AMD well as we continue to broaden our customer base
and work to create innovative solutions that enable their success."
VerHeul joins AMD after 25 successful years with IBM. In his most
recent leadership role at IBM, VerHeul led the creation and profitable
growth of IBMís successful Engineering and Technology Services
"This is an exciting time for AMD and technology consumers worldwide.
AMD has changed the competitive landscape by delivering superior
products and technology solutions that are focused on the specific
needs of our customers," said Jeff VerHeul, vice president of silicon
design, AMD. "I am excited about this new opportunity and look forward
to working with Dirk and the entire team as we strengthen AMDís
innovation leadership and market momentum."
AMDís recently formed Microprocessor Solutions Sector (MSS),
is a new division that combines the companyís microprocessor businesses
under a single, more customer-focused organization.
Source: AMD Press Release
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