AMD Promotes Renowned Graphics Architect Michael Mantor to Corporate Fellow

Cri짯ti짯cal Gra짯phics Deve짯lo짯p짯ment Con짯tri짯bu짯ti짯ons Reco짯gni짯zed With Appoint짯ment to Company셲 Hig짯hest Tech짯ni짯cal Level

SUNNYVALE, CA (Mar짯ket짯wired) 11/30/15 AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announ짯ced the appoint짯ment of gra짯phics and par짯al짯lel com짯pu짯te archi짯tect Micha짯el Man짯tor to AMD Cor짯po짯ra짯te Fel짯low for his demons짯tra짯ted lea짯der짯ship in gra짯phics engi짯nee짯ring. At AMD, Cor짯po짯ra짯te Fel짯low is the hig짯hest pos짯si짯ble level of tech짯ni짯cal reco짯gni짯ti짯on with only four employees curr짯ent짯ly hol짯ding the title. Man짯tor has made key con짯tri짯bu짯ti짯ons to a diver짯se set of AMD gra짯phics pro짯ducts, inclu짯ding tho짯se that power the Micro짯soft Xbox One꽓, Sony Play짯Sta짯ti짯on짰 PS4꽓, and mul짯ti짯ple gene짯ra짯ti짯ons of AMD Rade짯on꽓 gra짯phics. As Cor짯po짯ra짯te Fel짯low, he will lead gra짯phics and com짯pu짯te archi짯tec짯tu짯re teams in the deve짯lo짯p짯ment of next gene짯ra짯ti짯on archi짯tec짯tures to be used in PCs, game con짯so짯les, vir짯tu짯al rea짯li짯ty devices, work짯sta짯tions, and super computers.

Mike is the most pas짯sio짯na짯te gra짯phics and par짯al짯lel com짯pu짯ting archi짯tect I have work짯ed with. His direct impact on more than 10 gene짯ra짯ti짯ons of GPU archi짯tec짯tures at AMD is a result of Mike셲 deter짯mi짯na짯ti짯on to turn gre짯at archi짯tec짯tures into pro짯ducts that reach mil짯li짯ons of users, said Raja Kodu짯ri, seni짯or vice pre짯si짯dent and chief archi짯tect, AMD Rade짯on Tech짯no짯lo짯gies Group. 쏮ike셲 uni짯que talents and indus짯try exper짯ti짯se are instru짯men짯tal to main짯tai짯ning AMD셲 indus짯try lea짯ding gra짯phics tech짯no짯lo짯gies and will be cri짯ti짯cal to advan짯cing the indus짯try into the immersi짯ve com짯pu짯ting era.

Man짯tor is reco짯gni짯zed as a key aut짯ho짯ri짯ty and lea짯der in GPU archi짯tec짯tu짯re. Sin짯ce joi짯ning ATI in 1999, he has been respon짯si짯ble for deve짯lo짯ping GPU archi짯tec짯tures as well as ser짯ving as the chief gra짯phics archi짯tect for the AMD solu짯ti짯ons powe짯ring the latest gene짯ra짯ti짯on of game con짯so짯les. Num짯e짯rous AMD gra짯phics pro짯grams and pro짯jects have been com짯ple짯ted under Mike셲 gui짯dance inclu짯ding Micro짯soft짰 Xbox 360꽓 and Xbox One꽓, AMD셲 hete짯ro짯ge짯neous sys짯tem archi짯tec짯tu짯re, and all AMD Rade짯on꽓 pro짯ducts sin짯ce the intro짯duc짯tion of the R100 in 2000. He has made major con짯tri짯bu짯ti짯ons to the indus짯try and AMD inclu짯ding 45 patents issued to date.

AMD Cor짯po짯ra짯te Fel짯lows are appoin짯ted after a rigo짯rous review pro짯cess that asses짯ses not only spe짯ci짯fic tech짯ni짯cal con짯tri짯bu짯ti짯ons to the com짯pa짯ny, but invol짯vement in the indus짯try at lar짯ge, men짯to짯ring of others, and impro짯ving the long-term stra짯te짯gic posi짯ti짯on of the company.

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