Mario Rivas leaves AMD
Rivas is leaving the company to pursue the famous “new opportunities” that always lie in store after a company decides to part ways with an executive. Allen will essentially oversee all of AMD’s processor and chipset development.
As part of the reorganization, AMD is also creating a new group called the Central Engineering organization, which will be led by Chekib Akrout and Jeff VerHeul. This group will be responsible for developing AMD’s road map, and it will report directly to AMD President and COO Dirk Meyer. Central Engineering will work with customers and the internal business units to develop AMD’s future plans for its processor designs, an AMD representative said.
Changes have been long expected at AMD, which has lost hundreds of millions of dollars over the past year and a half while it struggled to get Barcelona, a quad-core server processor, out the door.