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LISA SU (born 1969) is an American business executive and electrical engineer . She is currently CEO
CEO
and president of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Early in her career, Su worked at Texas
Texas
Instruments , IBM
IBM
, and Freescale Semiconductor
Semiconductor
in engineering and management positions. She is known for her work developing silicon-on-insulator semiconductor manufacturing technologies and more efficient semiconductor chips during her time as vice president of IBM's Semiconductor
Semiconductor
Research and Development Center.

Su was appointed president and CEO
CEO
of AMD in October 2014, after joining the company in 2012 and holding roles such as senior vice president of AMD’s global business units and chief operating officer . She currently serves on the boards of Analog Devices
Analog Devices
, Global Semiconductor
Semiconductor
Alliance and the U.S. Semiconductor
Semiconductor
Industry Association, and is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Recognized with a number of awards and accolades, she was named Executive of the Year by _ EE Times _ in 2014 and one of the World’s Greatest Leaders in 2017 by _Fortune _.

CONTENTS

* 1 Early life and education

* 2 Career

* 2.1 1994-1999: Texas
Texas
Instruments and IBM
IBM
R&D * 2.2 2000-2007: IBM
IBM
Emerging Products division * 2.3 2007-2011: Freescale Semiconductor
Semiconductor
* 2.4 2012-2014: AMD appointments * 2.5 2015-2016: AMD diversification

* 3 Directorships and authorship * 4 Awards and honors * 5 Personal life * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links

EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION

Lisa T. Su was born in Tainan
Tainan
, Taiwan
Taiwan
in November of 1969 and immigrated to the United States
United States
around the age of 2. Both she and her brother were encouraged to study math and science as children, and she was seven when her father, a retired statistician , began quizzing her on multiplication tables . Her mother, an accountant who later became an entrepreneur, introduced her to business concepts. At a young age she aspired to be an engineer, explaining “I just had a great curiosity about how things worked.” She was 10 when she began taking apart and then fixing her brother’s remote control cars, and she owned her first computer in junior high school, an Apple II
Apple II
. She attended the Bronx High School of Science
Bronx High School of Science
in New York City
New York City
, graduating in 1986.

Su began attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the fall of 1986, intending to major in either electrical engineering or computer science . She settled on electrical engineering, recollecting that it seemed like the most difficult major. During her freshman year she worked as an undergrad research assistant “manufacturing test silicon wafers for graduate students” through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). The project, as well as her summer jobs at Analog Devices
Analog Devices
, made her interested in semiconductors . She remained focused on the topic for the remainder of her education, spending much of her time in labs designing and adjusting products. After earning her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, she obtained her master’s degree from MIT in 1991. From 1990 to 1994 she studied for her PhD
PhD
under MIT advisor Dimitri Antoniadis . _ MIT Technology Review
MIT Technology Review
_ reports that as a doctoral candidate, Su was “one of the first researchers to look into silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology, a then unproven technique for increasing transistors ’ efficiency by building them atop layers of an insulating material.” She graduated with her PhD
PhD
in electrical engineering from MIT in 1994.

CAREER

1994-1999: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS AND IBM
IBM
R"> AMD CEO
CEO
Lisa Su
Lisa Su
in June 2015.

By February 2015, roughly 40 percent of AMD’s sales came from non-PC markets such as video game consoles and embedded devices. When Su joined AMD in 2012, about 10 percent of sales came from non-PC products. In May 2015, Su and other AMD executives presented a long-term strategy for the company to focus on developing high-performance computing and graphics technologies for three growth areas: gaming, datacenter, and “immersive platforms” markets.

In January 2016, Su announced that AMD was working on new FinFET -based chips to create a new line of microprocessors, products, accelerated processing units (APUs), graphics chips, and semi-custom chip designs for unreleased video game consoles . AMD’s share value spiked in July 2016 when AMD reported strong revenue growth. _Fortune _ attributed the “impressive” statistic to Su, stating she “continues to execute on her comeback plan… key gains in graphics and video gaming console chips have boosted results as well as a savvy deal to license server chip designs in China
China
.”

DIRECTORSHIPS AND AUTHORSHIP

She currently serves on the board of Analog Devices
Analog Devices
, as well as the board the Global Semiconductor
Semiconductor
Alliance (GSA) and the U.S. Semiconductor
Semiconductor
Industry Association (SIA). As of 2016 she has published over 40 technical articles, and she also co-wrote a book chapter on next-generation consumer electronics.

AWARDS AND HONORS

Dr. Lisa Su
Lisa Su
in November 2014.

Su has been recognized with a number of awards throughout her career. In 2002 she was selected as one of the "Top 100 Young Innovators" by _ MIT Technology Review
MIT Technology Review
_, and the following year the YWCA
YWCA
gave her an award for outstanding achievement in business. In 2009, Su was named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), having published more than 40 technical articles. Su was named "2014 Executive of the Year" at the _ EE Times _ and _EDN _ 2014 ACE Awards.

In 2015, _ SFGate _ nominated her for their inaugural Visionary of the Year award, which “salutes leaders who strive to make the world a better place and drive social and economic change by employing new, innovative business models and practices.” In 2016 she was named one of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Technology" by the National Diversity Council. Also in 2016, she was named one of the "Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business" with the Pinnacle Award by the Asia American Business Development Center. In 2017, Su was named one of the "World’s Greatest Leaders" by _Fortune _.

PERSONAL LIFE

Su and her husband Dan are based in Austin, Texas
Texas
.

SEE ALSO

* Biographies portal * Business portal

* List of chief executive officers * List of IBM
IBM
alumni * List of Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumni * List of women CEOs of Fortune 500 companies * List of notable people from Tainan
Tainan

REFERENCES

* ^ King, Ian. "AMD’s First Female CEO
CEO
Seeks Speedy Break With Past Woes". _ Bloomberg Businessweek _. October 17, 2014. * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ _E_ _F_ _G_ _H_ _I_ _J_ _K_ _L_ _M_ Lee, Wendy (February 26, 2015). "Visionary of the Year nominee: Lisa Su, CEO
CEO
of AMD". _ SFGate _. Retrieved November 19, 2016. * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ Yoshida, Junko (December 15, 2011). "AMD hires former Freescale executive Lisa Su". EETimes . Retrieved November 19, 2016. * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ _E_ _F_ _G_ _H_ _I_ _J_ _K_ _L_ _M_ Dragoon, Alice (May 10, 2006). "Found in Translation". _MIT Technology Review _. Retrieved November 19, 2016. * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ _E_ _F_ _G_ _H_ "Innovators Under 35 - 2002". technologyreview.com. 2002. Retrieved 2014-10-13. * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ Burton, Graeme (October 9, 2014). " Semiconductor
Semiconductor
engineer, Dr Lisa Su, takes over from financial engineer as CEO
CEO
of AMD". _Computing.co.uk_. _Computing_. Retrieved November 19, 2016. * ^ Form 8-K/A for ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES INC, 14-Oct-2014, filed with SEC , visible at yahoo.com. * ^ _A_ _B_ Mark Hachman. October 8, 2014. AMD names Lisa Su
Lisa Su
to replace Rory Read as CEO, continue diversification strategy. PC World.com. * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ _E_ _F_ _G_ _H_ _I_ _J_ _K_ _L_ _M_ "Executive Biographies - Lisa Su". Amd.com. Retrieved 2014-10-10. * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ _E_ _F_ _G_ _H_ _I_ _J_ _K_ " Lisa Su
Lisa Su