Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has approached at least three candidates to succeed ousted Chief Executive Officer Dirk Meyer and been rebuffed, slowing the chipmaker’s effort at a turnaround. Oracle Corp. Co-President Mark Hurd, EMC Corp. Chief Operating Officer Pat Gelsinger and Carlyle Group Managing Director Greg Summe spurned approaches by Sunnyvale, California- based AMD, according to people familiar with the search, who asked not to be named because the talks are private. AMD’s next CEO will need to push the company into new markets for tablet computers and mobile phones -- a task that eluded
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is looking for a leader to replace ousted Chief Executive Officer Dirk Meyer who can do a better job combating Intel Corp. and getting chips into new devices. Under Meyer, directors were frustrated with AMDs lack of progress in gaining market share and entering the tablet- computer industry, according to people familiar with the boards deliberations. The company announced yesterday that Meyer has resigned and that its formed a committee to find successor. They need a visionary, said Hans Mosesmann, an analyst at
The Consumer Electronics Association this week added more names to the roster of speakers at January's International CES.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. announced that Bill Brewster, vice president, Marketing for the company, has been appointed to the EDSF (The Electronic Document Systems Foundation) 2007 Board of Directors. A non-profit organization dedicated to the document management and communications marketplace, EDSF aims to build and support the industry leaders of tomorrow. As part of the organization’s board, Mr. Brewster will now take part in helping grow EDSF initiatives and work to increase the number of scholarships for students worldwide, and increase the number of colleges and universities that participate in the research grant/mentoring program. ESPA Chairman Chuck Wilson announced that Deb Rolfes has been selected as