AMD announces two key appointments to strengthen system-on-chip solutions development

Infotech Lead America: AMD announced two key appointments to strengthen its hardware and software development for AMD’s system-on-chip (SoC) solutions.

Charles Matar and Wayne Meretsky have joined AMD to look after hardware and software intellectual property (IP) development for AMD’s system-on-chip (SoC) solutions.

Matar will lead AMD’s SoC methodology and client SoC execution.

Meretsky will lead the company’s software development, ensuring tools will be in place that will enable developers to take advantage of the compute power in AMD’s SoC designs.

“Charles and Wayne will serve as key members of our engineering brain trust, bringing with them years of expertise in SoC design and developing 64-bit software ecosystems, respectively,” said Mark Papermaster, chief technology officer of AMD. “The fact that these computing experts have returned to the company underscores AMD’s unique position and opportunity, based on differentiated IP, to take a leadership position in low-power clients and dense cloud servers.”

Charles Matar is joining AMD from Qualcomm. Matar combines expertise in SoC processor and low-power design with a proven track record of consistently introducing new designs in advanced process technology nodes.

Prior to Qualcomm, Matar held engineering roles at Motorola, Rockwell Semiconductor, HAL Computer Systems, PMC-Sierra and helped to develop AMD’s K8 processor family.

Meretsky is a former AMD Fellow who was instrumental in making AMD’s 64-bit technology.

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