AMD shuffles executives, creates new engineering group
Randy Allen will now run Advanced Micro Devices' processor group, as Mario Rivas pays the price for the Barcelona debacle.
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Advanced Micro Devices finalized a major reorganization Monday, promoting a senior executive into a new role and waving goodbye to two others.
Randy Allen, formerly head of AMD's server business, will take on a new role as senior vice president, Computing Solutions Group, which until Monday was occupied by Mario Rivas, AMD said Monday after the close of the stock market. Rivas is leaving the company to pursue the famous "new opportunities" that always lie in store after a company decides to part ways with an executive. Allen will essentially oversee all of AMD's processor and chipset development.
As part of the reorganization, AMD is also creating a new group called the Central Engineering organization, which will be led by Chekib Akrout and Jeff VerHeul. This group will be responsible for developing AMD's road map, and it will report directly to AMD President and COO Dirk Meyer. Central Engineering will work with customers and the internal business units to develop AMD's future plans for its processor designs, an AMD representative said.