An article was published earlier today claiming that Dr. Lisa Su was eyeing up a high-level position at IBM. WCCFTech’s sources – who are said to have a “significant overlap” with those that offered accurate leaks in the past – say there have been murmurs of the successful red team CEO’s potential departure. Fortunately for red team fans, however, it wasn’t long before the good doctor dismissed these claims as false on Twitter.
Dr. Lisa Su has been with AMD since 2012, that’s the same year that the company headed up its now very successful semi-custom division. Su joined as the senior VP and GM overseeing global business, and then COO, before swiftly taking the top job of CEO and president in 2014.
And you’re probably aware of the success the semiconductor company has had since that time. AMD Ryzen is now winning over market share from Intel, most recently with the concerted efforts of its engineers on Ryzen 3000 on 7nm, and AMD’s semi-custom division is ramping up for the next-gen PlayStation and Project Scarlett from both Sony and Microsoft, respectively.
The rumours would’ve seen Su replaced by recent Computing and Graphics executive hire, Rick Bergman.
Just for the record, zero truth to this rumor. I love @amd and the best is yet to come!
— Lisa Su (@LisaSu) August 6, 2019
Bergman, former CEO and president of HID hardware and software company Synaptics, will be joining AMD as executive VP of Computing and Graphics very soon. Following the departure of Mike Rayfield and Sandeep Chennakeshu over the past year, the industry and AMD vet will soon be in charge of CPU, GPU, and semi-custom business at team red.
Ever since Raja Koduri left AMD for Intel there have been quite a few changes to the leadership at AMD. Dr. Lisa Su remains at the head of the company, and evidently will be staying there for some time to come, yet the executive branch below has been fairly up in the air.
Mike Rayfield left his role alongside engineer David Wang in Computing and Graphics late last year, replaced by Sandeep Chennakeshu. However, Chennakeshu’s stint at the company would end up being short lived, and he has announced a departure at the end of the month following Bergman’s return.