Sunday, April 13, 2008

AMD CTO Phil Hester Resigns

AMD has announced that senior VP and chief technology officer Phil Hester has resigned. Hester joined the company in 2005 after working for more than two decades at IBM Corp. and was responsible for crafting AMD's technological roadmap over the past three years.

"He is leaving to pursue other opportunities," said Drew Prairie, an AMD spokesman, adding that Hester has not yet disclosed his professional plans for the future.

Hester's responsibilities will be distributed among the chief technology officers of AMD's individual business unit, Prairie said.

"We don't have any plans to continue that global CTO position," Prairie said, adding that Friday was Hester's last day at the Sunnyvale, California-based company.

Hester’s resignation follows AMD's recent announcement that it will reduce its workforce by 10%,or nearly 1,600 employees.

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