|Alguien dijo ...|
|Un científico debe tomarse la libertad de plantear cualquier cuestión, de dudar de cualquier afirmación, de corregir errores.|
Julius Robert Oppenheimer(1904-1967)
|Phil Hester, Bringing 30 Years Of Experience In Advanced Computing
Systems Design, Joins AMD As CTO|
SUNNYVALE, CA -AMD announced today that Phil Hester has
joined the company as chief technology officer (CTO), reporting directly to Dirk Meyer, president and chief
operating officer of the Microprocessor Solutions Sector.
“Phil comes to AMD with a proven track record of
success,” said Meyer. “His numerous patents in system and processor design illustrate his ability to create truly
innovative technologies, grounded in a deep understanding of customer needs. Further, Phil has the rare ability to
rapidly integrate new technologies into high-value products, and then take those products to market quickly through
disciplined execution. We’re thrilled to have a technologist and business leader of his caliber join AMD.”
Hester, taking over for departing CTO Fred Weber, will focus his three decades of industry
experience on defining and implementing AMD’s future microprocessor vision and innovation priorities.
“I have always been a fan of AMD’s technology and design philosophies, going back to my early days at IBM,”
said Hester. “When AMD64 was first introduced, I knew right away it was something very special. It is an advanced
technology, clearly focused on customer needs, with compatibility for existing software, and incredible scalability
and extensibility. Because AMD64 technology was designed and optimized from the start for multi-core processing
using its Direct Connect Architecture, we really have only scratched the surface of its true computing potential.
That’s very good news for all of our customers.”
In parallel with guiding AMD’s processor
advancements, Hester will also manage AMD’s advanced infrastructure strategies, focusing on the seamless integration
of next-generation computing functionality into AMD-powered systems. In addition, he will work closely with AMD
partners and customers, including Microsoft, the Linux community and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), to
more clearly understand their needs and how to best meet and exceed them.
“We’re making definite
progress on our x86 Everywhere strategies,” added Hester. “You’ll be seeing bigger moves in the consumer electronics
space from us coming next year. The digital lifestyle space is actually many high-growth markets rolled into one,
from content creation all the way through the value chain to content consumption. There is nothing stopping our x86
processors from entering and gaining share in each of them.”
Prior to joining AMD, Hester was the
founder and CEO of Austin, Texas based Newisys, which was among the first companies to design and manufacture
enterprise-class, multi-processor servers based on the AMD Opteron™ processor. Before founding Newisys, Hester spent
23 years at IBM in several strategic management positions, including CTO of the PC Division, general manager of the
Integrated Product Solutions division, and vice president of hardware development for the RS/6000 Division. Hester
was also one of 15 members of IBM’s Corporate Technology Council, reporting directly to Lou Gerstner, which was the
group responsible for identifying, evaluating, and recommending IBM-wide strategies for key technologies.
Hester will take over responsibilities from Fred Weber, who is leaving AMD to explore new
opportunities in early-stage technology ventures.
“I am an entrepreneur at heart,” said Weber.
“Six years ago I made a commitment to AMD and my team to bring AMD64 technology to market. I’m proud to say that
part of the job is done; AMD64 and Direct Connect Architecture are established mainstream technologies. Phil is a
great leader, and a great technologist. He has an incredible depth and breadth of experience in system-level
innovation at both the commercial and consumer levels, most of which is based on decades-long relationships with
some of our most important customers and partners. I have full confidence that AMD will extend its leadership
position with him in this role. The future of AMD technology is in very good, very capable hands.”
Jueves, 08 Septiembre, 2005 - 12:34