Rick Bergman is a big win, or should we say win-back for AMD, as he is indeed an industry veteran, who was Chief Operating Officer and Vice President and General Manager at S3 back in 1997-2001, and than moving to ATI as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Products Group at ATI Technologies, from 2001 to 2006. He stayed after AMD acquired ATI back in 2006 as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Products Group, and left for Synaptics in 2011.
Bergman did wonders at Synaptics as President and CEO, and member of Board of Directors, tripling their revenue from $500 million to $1.7 billion, with some major acquisitions, and pushing the company to different markets.
Bergman will take over from Sandeep Chennakeshu, who has abruptly decided to leave the company and will be responsible for high-performance PC, gaming and semi-custom businesses.
“2019 continues to be an exciting year for AMD as we deliver our new 7nm product portfolio,” said Dr. Lisa Su, AMD president and CEO. “I am excited to welcome Rick to our leadership team, at this important time, as we focus on continued growth and market share gains. We thank Sandeep for his contributions at AMD and wish him every success in his future endeavors.”
As noted, this is a big win for AMD, and it seems that both AMD and Intel are battling heavily for talents and industry veterans.