AMD Executive Team Visits Campus,
Ruiz Delivers Distinguished Lecture
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
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.
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."