AMD Promotes Renowned Graphics Architect Michael Mantor to Corporate Fellow

Cri­ti­cal Gra­phics Deve­lo­p­ment Con­tri­bu­ti­ons Reco­gni­zed With Appoint­ment to Company’s Hig­hest Tech­ni­cal Level

SUNNYVALE, CA — (Mar­ket­wired) — 11/30/15 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announ­ced the appoint­ment of gra­phics and par­al­lel com­pu­te archi­tect Micha­el Man­tor to AMD Cor­po­ra­te Fel­low for his demons­tra­ted lea­ders­hip in gra­phics engi­nee­ring. At AMD, Cor­po­ra­te Fel­low is the hig­hest pos­si­ble level of tech­ni­cal reco­gni­ti­on with only four employees cur­r­ent­ly hol­ding the tit­le. Man­tor has made key con­tri­bu­ti­ons to a diver­se set of AMD gra­phics pro­ducts, inclu­ding tho­se that power the Micro­soft Xbox One™, Sony Play­Sta­ti­on® PS4™, and mul­ti­ple genera­ti­ons of AMD Rade­on™ gra­phics. As Cor­po­ra­te Fel­low, he will lead gra­phics and com­pu­te archi­tec­tu­re teams in the deve­lo­p­ment of next genera­ti­on archi­tec­tures to be used in PCs, game con­so­les, vir­tu­al rea­li­ty devices, work­sta­tions, and super computers.

Mike is the most pas­sio­na­te gra­phics and par­al­lel com­pu­ting archi­tect I have worked with. His direct impact on more than 10 genera­ti­ons of GPU archi­tec­tures at AMD is a result of Mike’s deter­mi­na­ti­on to turn gre­at archi­tec­tures into pro­ducts that reach mil­li­ons of users,” said Raja Kodu­ri, seni­or vice pre­si­dent and chief archi­tect, AMD Rade­on Tech­no­lo­gies Group. “Mike’s uni­que talents and indus­try exper­ti­se are instru­men­tal to main­tai­ning AMD’s indus­try lea­ding gra­phics tech­no­lo­gies and will be cri­ti­cal to advan­cing the indus­try into the immer­si­ve com­pu­ting era.”

Man­tor is reco­gni­zed as a key aut­ho­ri­ty and lea­der in GPU archi­tec­tu­re. Sin­ce joi­ning ATI in 1999, he has been respon­si­ble for deve­lo­ping GPU archi­tec­tures as well as ser­ving as the chief gra­phics archi­tect for the AMD solu­ti­ons powe­ring the latest genera­ti­on of game con­so­les. Nume­rous AMD gra­phics pro­grams and pro­jects have been com­ple­ted under Mike’s gui­d­ance inclu­ding Micro­soft® Xbox 360™ and Xbox One™, AMD’s hete­ro­ge­ne­ous sys­tem archi­tec­tu­re, and all AMD Rade­on™ pro­ducts sin­ce the intro­duc­tion of the R100 in 2000. He has made major con­tri­bu­ti­ons to the indus­try and AMD inclu­ding 45 patents issued to date.

AMD Cor­po­ra­te Fel­lows are appoin­ted after a rigo­rous review pro­cess that asses­ses not only spe­ci­fic tech­ni­cal con­tri­bu­ti­ons to the com­pa­ny, but invol­ve­ment in the indus­try at lar­ge, men­to­ring of others, and impro­ving the long-term stra­te­gic posi­ti­on of the company.

About AMD
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