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April 2, 2004

AMD Executive Team Visits Campus,
Ruiz Delivers Distinguished Lecture

Hector Ruiz, president and CEO of AMD, visited campus in March and delivered a distinguished lecture at the University of Illinois Research Park in the EnterpriseWorks facility.

Ruiz spoke to students, faculty, and staff on management and corporate governance as part of his three-day visit to the Colleges of Business and Engineering. Ruiz was accompanied by Jerry Sanders, chairman of AMD, Dirk Meyer, senior VP of the computation products group, Tom McCoy, legal counsel, and Rob Herb, executive VP and chief sales and marketing officer (retired). Meyer and Herb are both graduates of the College of Engineering.

Ruiz's speech and the question and answer session featuring Ruiz and McCoy were taped and are available online in their entirety. Dean Avijit Ghosh of the College of Business and the Illinois MBA Program hosted the presentation.

AMD, based in Sunnyvale, CA, is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the computing, communications, and consumer electronics markets. AMD produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and silicon solutions for communications and networking applications. The company's service philosophy is called “customer-centric innovation,” which means, according to the company's website, that "AMD exists to provide real solutions for real customer problems that exist in the real world today."

 

 

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