AMD names former Lenovo exec Rory Read as chief

The company has announced the former head of Lenovo's US operations as its new president and chief executive

AMD named Rory Read, who ran Lenovo's US operations, as president and chief executive on Thursday.

Read, who is credited with helping Lenovo revamp its business and become a leading PC player, will be charged with bolstering AMD's growth prospects in mobile. 

AMD chairman Bruce Claflin said in a statement: "He is ideally suited to accelerate AMD's evolution into the world's leading semiconductor design company. As president and COO of Lenovo he helped take the company into dynamic new markets while growing market share and expanding profitability. His sound strategic thinking and natural customer orientation will help amplify the voice of the customer inside AMD."

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