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AMD Taps Former Extreme Networks VP To Head Server Unit

AMD’s February acquisition of SeaMicro made clear that the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based chip-maker was placing a new emphasis on the server market. And, that message rang true again this June when AMD tapped Dr. Suresh Gopalakrishnan (left), former vice president of engineering at Ethernet manufacturer Extreme Networks, as its new head of server solutions.

Gopalakrishnan, whose official title at AMD is corporate vice president and general manager of server business, will be responsible for overseeing the end-to-end development and execution of the company’s global server solutions. Reporting to Senior Vice President and General Manager of AMD's Global Business Unit Dr. Lisa Su, Gopalakrishnan will play a major role in growing AMD's line of low-power Opteron server processors.

Gopalakrishnan, who has a strong semiconductor market background, held leadership roles at ZSP Corporation, Sun Microsystems and HP.