AMD hires IBM exec to manage manufacturing, foundry deals

February 5, 2007 – AMD has appointed Douglas Grose to SVP of technology development, manufacturing, and supply chain, taking over for retiring exec Daryl Ostrander to oversee the company’s global manufacturing and process technology operations as well as overall supply chain management. His manufacturing responsibilities will include AMD-owned facilities as well as all current foundry relationships.

Grose comes from AMD’s Common Alliance platform partner IBM, where he spent the last two years overseeing microprocessor production, process technology development and packaging operations, as GM of technology development and manufacturing for IBM’s systems and technology group. Before that he was EVP and COO for a nonprofit group deploying technology through New York state, coordinating efforts through the State U. of New York (SUNY) system. He is also former COO of Hitachi Global Storage Technology business, formed through a merger with IBM’s storage technology business.

“I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to assume a leadership position like this at AMD,” said Grose. “With a tremendous foundation already in place, I look forward to applying my skills as we build a unique hybrid manufacturing model that delivers highest levels of responsiveness and value to our customers.”

Ostrander assumed his current role as SVP of manufacturing and technology, microprocessor solutions sector (MSS), in October 2002, where he was responsible for AMD’s worldwide fab operations in Dresden and Singapore, assembly/test operations in Malaysia, Singapore, and China, and technology development operations at IBM in East Fishkill, NY. He joined AMD in 1981 as director of Fab 10, moving up the chain to manage more fabs in Austin, TX, and was promoted to group VP in 1998.


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