AMD CTO Weber steps down

AMD's Chief Technology Officer, Fred Weber, is leaving, according to a press release just issued by the company. Weber will be replaced by Phil Hester, an industry veteran who was most recently the founder and CEO of Newisys, an Opteron systems company. Before that, Hester spent 23 years at IBM, working on everything from RS/6000 hardware development to IBM's PC division, where he was CTO.

Weber's list of accomplishments in the past six years includes the birth of AMD64 technology and the HyperTransport-based system architecture that goes along with it. The press release says Weber is leaving "to explore new opportunities in early-stage technology ventures."

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