AMD has reached into the ranks of its larger rival, hiring former Intel engineer Donald Newell as vice president and CTO of its server business.
Advanced Micro Devices has
tapped an engineer from Intel to be the CTO and vice president of its server
AMD officials announced Aug. 23 that Donald Newell will now help mold AMD's server road map. Newell, who
spent 16 years with Intel, most recently as senior principal engineer heading
up the giant chip maker's SoC (system on a chip) and data center networking
architecture groups in Intel Labs, will report to Rick Bergman, senior vice
president and general manager of AMD's Products Group.
brings a strong combination of leadership skills, engineering and design
expertise, and strategic direction," Bergman said in a statement. "We're
fortunate to have Don on board as we prepare for the delivery of the
-Bulldozer' core in our AMD Opteron processors, scheduled for launch in 2011."
is AMD's upcoming processor
architecture, and will be the chip maker's
first new microprocessor architecture in several years. At the Hot Chips
Conference that ran Aug. 22-24
at Stanford University, AMD officials will give greater
details about both Bulldozer and "Bobcat," a new core architecture for
ultrathin notebooks and other
Bobcat is also
due out in 2011.
microarchitecture will be included in new Opteron server chips that will scale
up to 16 cores, and chips with eight cores for PCs will come out later,
according to AMD.
time at Intel, his work with SoC and data center technologies touched on
everything from cloud computing to handheld devices, and also headed up the
development of Intel's I/OAT
(I/O Acceleration Technology),
which improves system performance by enhancing the flow of data within and
Newell has filed
more than 20 patents, according to AMD.