AMD Makes IBM Veteran VP Silicon Design

    August 17, 2005

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) announced on Wednesday the hiring of Jeff VerHeul for the job of corporate vice president of silicon design for AMD. He will lead the development of all future AMD computing solutions, including silicon roadmaps and design efforts across all of AMD’s global engineering sites.

VerHeul spent 25 years at IBM, most recently leading the Engineering and Technology Services business.

“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.”

This is a big move for AMD particularly since they continue to carve out their niche in the market. AMD is also embroiled in legal battles with Intel, claiming Intel used their position to lock AMD out of the market place by threats, bribes and other coercion. The case is currently being investigated by the U.S. and European and Japanese governments.

John Stith is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.