AMD Loses Products Group Executive: Rick Bergman to Pursue New Opportunity

Another High-Ranking Ex-ATI Exec Leaves AMD

by Anton Shilov
09/22/2011 | 11:50 PM

Just several weeks after Advanced Micro Devices finally got a new chief executive officer, the company announced that Rick Bergman is leaving AMD. The high-ranking executive worked at AMD for about five years after the company acquired ATI Technologies and his step down is another major loss of an ex-ATI veteran for the Sunnyvale, California-based chip designer.


"I want to thank Rick for his many contributions to AMD and wish him well in his future endeavors," said Rory Read, AMD's recently appointed chief executive officer.

Rick Bergman, the head of AMD's product group which could become the new chief executive of AMD, is leaving the company "to pursue a new opportunity", which may indicate that he will join another company shortly.

President and CEO Rory Read, who came in from a PC company, will serve as interim general manager of AMD's products group, which is responsible for completion of all products that AMD sells, including accelerated processing units for desktops and notebooks, central processing units for desktops, notebooks and servers, graphics processing units for desktops and laptops as well as other chips.

Rick Bergman is a yet another ex-ATI veteran, who leaves AMD.

Separately, AMD announced that Paul Struhsaker has joined the company to lead AMD's newly-formed commercial business division as the corporate vice president and general manager. Struhsaker will oversee product management and roadmap planning for AMD's server, high performance computing and embedded products. He joins AMD from Comcast, where he was senior vice president of engineering responsible for all set-top box platforms and video server applications.