AMD Appoints Douglas Grose to Lead Worldwide Technology Development

AMD Appoints Douglas Grose to Lead Worldwide Technology Development and Manufacturing Operations

- Brings a range of industry experience with broad responsibilities managing multi-billion dollar manufacturing operations -

SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - Feb. 5, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Douglas Grose has been appointed to the role of senior vice president of technology development, manufacturing and supply chain at AMD. In this role, Grose will have global responsibility for AMD's global manufacturing and process technology operations as well as overall supply chain management. Manufacturing responsibilities include AMD-owned facilities as well as all current foundry relationships.

Grose joins AMD from IBM where he served as the general manager of technology development and manufacturing for the systems and technology group. Grose will succeed Daryl Ostrander, who will retire in 2007, after a long and distinguished career at AMD that saw the company scale manufacturing operations at an unprecedented level.

"Over the last decade AMD's manufacturing operations have risen to a leadership position in the industry, with our fabs recognized for their high levels of technology innovation, productivity and efficiency," said Dirk Meyer, President and Chief Operating Officer, AMD. "Doug joins AMD with a proven track record of operational excellence, and we look forward to his leadership as we intelligently scale our capacity and execute on a number of major strategic initiatives to further enhance our manufacturing capabilities in the coming years. I would also like to thank Daryl Ostrander for his tremendous drive and commitment in delivering best-in-class manufacturing capabilities for our customers during his tenure. Our growth as a company would not have been possible without it." READ MORE...