LISA SU (born 1969) is an American business executive and electrical
engineer . She is currently
CEO and president of Advanced Micro
Devices (AMD). Early in her career, Su worked at
Texas Instruments ,
IBM , and Freescale
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
Semiconductor Research and Development Center.
Su was appointed president and
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 , Global
Semiconductor Alliance and the U.S.
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 _.
* 1 Early life and education
* 2 Career
* 2.1 1994-1999:
Texas Instruments and
* 2.2 2000-2007:
IBM Emerging Products division
* 2.3 2007-2011: Freescale
* 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
Taiwan in November of 1969 and
immigrated to the
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 . She
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
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). The project,
as well as her summer jobs at
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 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
electrical engineering from MIT in 1994.
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IBM R"> AMD
Lisa Su in June
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
DIRECTORSHIPS AND AUTHORSHIP
She currently serves on the board of
Analog Devices , as well as the
board the Global
Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) and the U.S.
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
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 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 _.
Su and her husband Dan are based in Austin,
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* ^ Form 8-K/A for ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES INC, 14-Oct-2014, filed
with SEC , visible at yahoo.com.
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