AMD announced today that Mark Papermaster has joined the company as senior vice president and chief technology officer, in which role he leads the newly formed Technology and Engineering Group. He will report to president and chief executive officer Rory Read.

Papermaster will oversee all of AMD’s engineering, research and development, and product development functions, including integrated hardware and software development, and overseeing the creation of all of AMD’s products. He will be based in Sunnyvale, California.

The advanced research and development team led by senior vice president of Research and Development Chekib Akrout, as well as the engineering teams residing in AMD’s Products Group, will now report to Papermaster. Akrout will continue serving on AMD’s senior leadership team will maintain responsibility for leading AMD’s processor core development as well as system-on-a-chip (SoC) design methodology.

Papermaster most recently was vice president of Silicon Engineering at Cisco, where he was responsible for the silicon strategy, architecture, and development for the company’s switching and routing businesses. Prior to Cisco, Papermaster served as Apple’s senior vice president of Devices Hardware Engineering responsible for the iPod and iPhone hardware development.

“Mark’s appointment significantly strengthens AMD’s senior leadership,” Read said in a statement. “He is a proven winner who knows the industry, knows our customers and flat out knows technology.”

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