Advanced Micro Devices

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August 17, 2005 00:01 ET

AMD Appoints Jeff VerHeul as Corporate Vice President of Silicon Design; Industry Leader and 25-Year IBM Veteran Brings Expertise to Chip Engineering and Customer Solutions

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(CCNMatthews - Aug 17, 2005) -

AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced the appointment of Jeff VerHeul as corporate vice president of silicon design for AMD. In his new role, VerHeul will lead the development of all future AMD computing solutions, including silicon roadmaps and design efforts across all of AMD's global engineering sites, ensuring AMD's future products are aligned with evolving customer needs. VerHeul strengthens AMD's ability to bring the benefits of AMD64 processor technology, the gold standard in 64-bit computing, to a wider range of customers and markets around the world.

"Jeff brings a wealth of experience in managing large, complex design activities at both the chip and systems level," said Dirk Meyer, president and Chief Operating Officer, Microprocessor Solutions Sector, AMD. "His technical leadership skills, business experience and customer skills will serve AMD well as we continue to broaden our customer base and work to create innovative solutions that enable their success."

VerHeul joins AMD after 25 successful years with IBM. In his most recent leadership role at IBM, VerHeul led the creation and profitable growth of IBM's successful Engineering and Technology Services business.

"This is an exciting time for AMD and technology consumers worldwide. AMD has changed the competitive landscape by delivering superior products and technology solutions that are focused on the specific needs of our customers," said Jeff VerHeul, vice president of silicon design, AMD. "I am excited about this new opportunity and look forward to working with Dirk and the entire team as we strengthen AMD's innovation leadership and market momentum."

AMD's recently formed Microprocessor Solutions Sector (MSS) is a new division that combines the company's microprocessor businesses under a single, more customer-focused organization.

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