Rich Oehler, Renowned Microprocessor and Multi-Processing Systems Architect, Joins AMD as Corporate Fellow


-- Oehler, former IBM Fellow and chief technology officer (CTO) at Newisys, will focus on increasing the alignment of AMD's enterprise-class computing strategies with the needs of the Fortune 1000

AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that Rich Oehler, a 40-year industry veteran well known for his groundbreaking work in microprocessor, symmetric multi-processing and mission-critical systems design, has joined AMD's Office of Strategy and Technology reporting to CTO Fred Weber.

"It is a real honor to have Rich join the AMD team," said Weber. "His unique depth of experience in enterprise computing enhances an already immensely talented group focused on strengthening the performance, reliability, availability and scalability features of our 64-bit solutions."

Oehler will have broad responsibility for closely aligning AMD's multi-core, enterprise-class computing strategies with the top priorities of Fortune 1000 Chief Information Officers and Information Technology management.

"AMD64 with its Direct Connect architecture is already industry-leading in both performance and elegance," stated Oehler. "Due to its inherent ability to scale without imposing memory bottlenecks, it creates an enormous opportunity to push features and functionality once reserved only for mainframe and high-end UNIX environments down into mainstream systems and datacenters. AMD is enabling this transformation to happen faster than ever and I'm thrilled to play a part."

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