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AMD‚??s Mario Rivas turns up at fabless Quartics

10 November 2008 | By Mark Osborne | Going Places

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AMD’s Mario Rivas turns up at fabless QuarticsFormer Executive Vice President of AMD, Mario Rivas has resurfaced as the new Chief Executive Officer for Quartics, a GPU fabless semiconductor company. Rivas left AMD in May, 2008 as part of what AMD said was an organization reshuffle. 

"We are thrilled to add someone of Mario's stature to Quartics' management team," said Safi Qureshey, chairman of Quartics. "His extensive semiconductor experience will be invaluable asset as we ramp our products. We know he is as excited as we are about the phenomenal opportunity that Quartics represents."

Rivas was responsible for the development, strategy and management of AMD's consumer and commercial microprocessor solutions. He also served as corporate vice president for the Office of Strategy Management. He also served as a director of Taiwan Semiconductors Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC) and 19 years at Motorola.

Rivas holds an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Central America in San Salvador and master's degrees in semiconductor physics and business from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


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