Featured Articles

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

Intel's 5th Core processor family, codenamed Broadwell, will launch in three lines for the mobile segment. We are talking about upcoming…

More...
Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Google's Chromebook OS should be updating automatically every six weeks, but Intel doesn't come close with its hardware refresh schedule.

More...
New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

Rumours involving upcoming Nexus devices are nothing uncommon, but this year there is a fair bit of confusion, especially on the…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 11:16

AMD brings in more suits

Written by Nick Farell



Headhunting for fun and profit


AMD's HR team have been hunting for heads in the wilds of silicon valley and have bought home a few to lead them in the coming crisis.

According to AMD, Rajan Naik has joined the company as senior vice president and chief strategy officer. He will report to president and chief executive officer Rory Read. Naik was a partner in McKinsey & Company's Technology and has been told to come up with a cunning plan to sort out AMD's woes.

He will be responsible for AMD's short- and long-term strategy development, including market opportunities, strategic partnerships and investment strategies. Read said Naik “possesses a strong track record of execution in strategic planning, product and market strategy, and operational performance". This probably means that we can expect to see a few people in AMD executed in the next few months.

Naik is also supposed to help AMD take advantage of growth opportunities in lower power computing, emerging markets and cloud computing." He spent 11 years at McKinsey & Company, where he advised some of the greats of the technology and telecom industries. Before that he worked at Intel and before that he was lurking at Lucent Technologies.

Naik joins AMD following the appointment of Dr. Lisa Su as senior vice president and general manager, global business units, as well as the appointment of Mark Papermaster as senior vice president and chief technology officer.


Nick Farell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments