AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su says there’s ‘zero truth’ to rumor she is leaping ship to IBM

It has been a banner yr for AMD, having reasserted itself as an impact participant all via the CPU market with its third period Ryzen processors, and seemingly establishing sturdy footing all via the GPU space with Navi. AMD now finds itself in a relatively glorious spot. If AMD CEO Dr. Lisa had plans to depart the company contained in the hunt for a model new draw again, now will probably be practically nearly just about pretty much as good of a time as any. In response to a up to date rumor indicating she would do exactly that, nonetheless, Dr. Lisa Su took to Twitter and quickly set the file straight.

“Just for the file, there’s zero actuality to this rumor. I like AMD and the perfect is nonetheless to return!,” Dr. Su wrote.

She was responding to an article this morning by Usman Pirzada at WCCFTech, a web based internet web page that frequently posts rumors and leaks. All via the article, Pirzada components out that he has broken tales on fairly a couple of key govt actions, along with Raja Koduri, the earlier head of AMD’s graphics division who now heads Intel’s efforts in discrete GPUs, and Frank Azor, the Alienware co-founder who not too methodology once more departed Dell and joined AMD, amongst others.

“The sources involved with this story have an infinite overlap with these earlier ones, so my certainty stage is extreme ample to maneuver forward with this,” Pirzada wrote.

What made the rumor attention-grabbing, and possibly significantly plausible initially, is AMD on Monday introduced it had employed Rick Bergman to hitch the company as govt vp of computing and graphics. Bergman most not too methodology once more served as president and CEO of Synaptics, nevertheless earlier to that, he spent a decade in senior govt roles at AMD and ATI. In a method, he is returning residence.

In response to Pirzada, Bergman will probably be favored to take over as CEO after Dr. Su left. Dr. Su, contained in the meantime, would accept a amount two place at IBM, and finally change Ginni Rometty as CEO.

“She has been in talks with them for a while now and the entire indications are that they’ve gone appropriately,” Pirzada wrote.

Whether or not or not or not or not or not there even have been any discussions, it seems Dr. Su is larger than content material materials supplies provides at AMD, and devoted to navigating the company into new rounds of processor and GPU launches. A form of will come tomorrow, with the launch of AMD’s Epyc “Rome” processors, which will probably be primarily based utterly on Zen 2 and constructed on a 7-nanometer manufacturing course of.

Extra down the freeway, AMD is predicted to launch higher-end Navi GPUs with ray tracing help. Particulars are nonetheless light inside the interim, nevertheless all people is conscious of that every Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s subsequent Xbox console (Endeavor Scarlett) will every perform a personalised Navi GPU with help for ray tracing.

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