Is there trouble brewing in the Sunnyvale camp? It's hard to tell since no reasons were cited for one their head honcho's departure. Anyhow, Head of AMD's Products Group, Rick Bergman, will be leaving the organization to seek greener pastures with another firm according to The Wall Street Journal's report. Rory Read, AMD's current CEO, will assume Bergman's duties while the company hunts for a new successor.
Bergman used to helm AMD's graphics and microprocessor development teams. During his tenure, AMD's business has gained traction in the graphics market following the introduction of their Fusion APU which combines a CPU and GPU on the same silicon chip. They were less fortunate with their mainstream computing chip, codenamed Llano, which experienced its share of delays and production issues.
Apart from his role as Head of Products Group, Bergman also served as AMD's general manager and senior vice president. A separate news report states that Paul Struhsaker is poised to take over as Corporate GM and VP of the Commercial Business Division.
AMD's former CEO, Dirk Meyer, left the board eight months ago after he was chided for "not moving quickly enough to begin offering chips for mobile devices".
Source: The Wall Street Journal