AMD Bolsters Engineering Talent With Appointment of Two

AMD Bolsters Engineering Talent With Appointment of Two Technology
Industry Veterans Matar, Meretsky Will Help Drive AMD's Software
Intellectual Property Development and the Evolution of System-on-Chip
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/23/13 --  AMD (NYSE: AMD) today
announced that Charles Matar and Wayne Meretsky have joined the
company to assume critical new engineering leadership roles driving
hardware and software intellectual property (IP) development for
AMD's system-on-chip (SoC) solutions. Matar will draw upon his
expertise in SoC and processor design to lead AMD's SoC methodology
and client SoC execution. Meretsky will lead the company's software
development, ensuring tools will be in place that will enable
developers to take advantage of the compute power in AMD's SoC
"Charles and Wayne will serve as key members of our engineering brain
trust, bringing with them years of expertise in SoC design and
developing 64-bit software ecosystems, respectively," said Mark
Papermaster, AMD Chief Technology Officer. "The fact that these
computing experts have returned to the company underscores AMD's
unique position and opportunity, based on differentiated IP, to take
a leadership position in low-power clients and dense cloud servers." 
Charles Matar, named corporate vice president of SoC Development,
will serve as a crucial force behind AMD's SoC solutions. Joining AMD
from Qualcomm, Matar combines technical expertise in SoC processor
and low-power design with a proven track record of consistently
introducing new designs in advanced process technology nodes. With
experience leading multidiscipline, global teams in delivering SoC
designs and embedded processors from definition through silicon, he
will employ his in-depth understanding of market trends and wireless
industry requirements to help AMD shift appropriate focus to client
and embedded market opportunities. Prior to Qualcomm, Matar held
engineering roles at Motorola, Rockwell Semiconductor, HAL Computer
Systems, PMC-Sierra and helped to develop AMD's K8 processor family.  
Meretsky, named corporate vice president, Software IP Development,
will lead software development for all of AMD's products. Meretsky is
a former AMD Fellow who was instrumental in making AMD's 64-bit
technology the de facto industry standard for PCs, workstations and
servers. He has more than 25 years of development and management
experience in the creation of high-volume technology products and has
held leadership roles at Rational, Apple and P.A. Semi. In addition
to his technical contributions, Meretsky has a strong track record of
managing high-performance teams that will help ensure developers,
technology partners and customers are fully aligned with AMD's
software strategy. Meretsky is also a former P.A. Semi colleague of
Jim Keller, whose appointment as AMD's Chief Architect was announced
in August 2012. 
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AMD Public Relations
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