AMD Announces Appointment of New Corporate Fellows

Five indus짯try inno짯va짯tors reco짯gni짯zed for out짯stan짯ding tech짯ni짯cal contributions


SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announ짯ced the appoint짯ment of five tech짯ni짯cal lea짯ders to the role of AMD Cor짯po짯ra짯te Fel짯low. The짯se appoint짯ments reco짯gni짯ze each leader셲 signi짯fi짯cant impact on semi짯con짯duc짯tor inno짯va짯ti짯on across various are짯as, from gra짯phics archi짯tec짯tu짯re to advan짯ced packaging


David Bly짯the: A wide짯ly respec짯ted gra짯phics archi짯tect with over three deca짯des of indus짯try expe짯ri짯ence. Bly짯the joi짯n짯ed AMD in Novem짯ber 2022 after spen짯ding 13 years at Intel, most recent짯ly as its lead GPU archi짯tect. He archi짯tec짯ted seve짯ral of the industry셲 most con짯se짯quen짯ti짯al gra짯phics APIs for PCs, cli짯ents, work짯sta짯tions and mobi짯le pho짯nes, inclu짯ding DirectX짰 10 and 11 and OpenGL짰 ES꽓.

Nathan Kaly짯a짯na짯sund짯ha짯ram: A modu짯lar design and inter짯con짯nect expert who led the archi짯tec짯tu짯re and design of AMD Infi짯ni짯ty Fabric꽓. With AMD for more than 20 years, Kaly짯a짯na짯sund짯ha짯ram is a board mem짯ber for the CXL꽓 and UCIe꽓 con짯sor짯ti짯ums. He also play짯ed an inte짯gral role as a coher짯ent inter짯con짯nect archi짯tect for the Fron짯tier super짯com짯pu짯ter, which is curr짯ent짯ly the world셲 fas짯test super짯com짯pu짯ter and the industry셲 first exas짯ca짯le supercomputer.

Suresh Rama짯lingam: An accom짯plished lea짯der in hete짯ro짯ge짯neous inte짯gra짯ti짯ons and advan짯ced pack짯a짯ging tech짯ni짯ques. With Xilinx for near짯ly 20 years, Rama짯lingam has over two deca짯des of cross-sec짯tor expe짯ri짯ence and holds 40 patents. He is curr짯ent짯ly focu짯sed on 2.5D and 3D pack짯a짯ging tech짯no짯lo짯gy for next-gene짯ra짯ti짯on AMD products.

Ben San짯der: A 28-year AMD vete짯ran with tech짯ni짯cal know짯ledge in various sub짯jects from archi짯tec짯tures to machi짯ne lear짯ning, San짯der is focu짯sed on soft짯ware per짯for짯mance and advan짯ced archi짯tec짯tu짯re. In addi짯ti짯on to deve짯lo짯ping the archi짯tec짯tu짯re for AMD Opte짯ron꽓 CPUs, he co-foun짯ded the Rade짯on Open Com짯pu짯te (ROCm꽓) pro짯ject, an open soft짯ware plat짯form allo짯wing rese짯ar짯chers to tap the power of AMD Instinct꽓 acce짯le짯ra짯tors to dri짯ve sci짯en짯ti짯fic discoveries.

Ralph Wit짯tig: A com짯pu짯ter archi짯tect with Xilinx for more than 25 years. Having led the R&D work that for짯med the foun짯da짯ti짯on for the company셲 infe짯rence pro짯ces짯sor fabric AI Engi짯nes and machi짯ne lear짯ning soft짯ware flow Vitis꽓 AI, Wit짯tig is an AI and Machi짯ne Lear짯ning expert. He is actively invol짯ved in the semi짯con짯duc짯tor indus짯try, ser짯ving as a stee짯ring com짯mit짯tee mem짯ber for Hot Chips and a guest edi짯tor at IEEE Micro.


David, Nathan, Suresh, Ben and Ralph who짯se engi짯nee짯ring con짯tri짯bu짯ti짯ons have alre짯a짯dy left an inde짯li짯ble mark on our indus짯try repre짯sent the best of our inno짯va짯ti짯on cul짯tu짯re, said Mark Paper짯mas짯ter, chief tech짯no짯lo짯gy offi짯cer and exe짯cu짯ti짯ve vice pre짯si짯dent of Tech짯no짯lo짯gy and Engi짯nee짯ring at AMD. 쏷heir appoint짯ments to Cor짯po짯ra짯te Fel짯low will enable AMD to inno짯va짯te in new dimen짯si짯ons as we work to deli짯ver the most signi짯fi짯cant breakth짯roughs in high-per짯for짯mance com짯pu짯ting in the deca짯de ahead.


Appoint짯ment to AMD Cor짯po짯ra짯te Fel짯low is an honor besto짯wed on the most accom짯plished AMD inno짯va짯tors. AMD Cor짯po짯ra짯te Fel짯lows are appoin짯ted after a rigo짯rous review pro짯cess that asses짯ses not only spe짯ci짯fic tech짯ni짯cal con짯tri짯bu짯ti짯ons to the com짯pa짯ny, but also invol짯vement in the indus짯try, men짯to짯ring of others and impro짯ving the long-term stra짯te짯gic posi짯ti짯on of the com짯pa짯ny. Curr짯ent짯ly, only 13 engi짯neers at AMD hold the title of Cor짯po짯ra짯te Fellow.


About AMD 

For more than 50 years AMD has dri짯ven inno짯va짯ti짯on in high-per짯for짯mance com짯pu짯ting, gra짯phics and visua짯liza짯ti짯on tech짯no짯lo짯gies. Bil짯li짯ons of peo짯p짯le, lea짯ding For짯tu짯ne 500 busi짯nesses and cut짯ting-edge sci짯en짯ti짯fic rese짯arch insti짯tu짯ti짯ons around the world rely on AMD tech짯no짯lo짯gy dai짯ly to impro짯ve how they live, work and play. AMD employees are focu짯sed on buil짯ding lea짯der짯ship high-per짯for짯mance and adap짯ti짯ve pro짯ducts that push the boun짯da짯ries of what is pos짯si짯ble. For more infor짯ma짯ti짯on about how AMD is enab짯ling today and inspi짯ring tomor짯row, visit the AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) web짯site, blog, Lin짯ke짯dIn and Twit짯ter pages. 


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