AMD has appointed Charles Matar and Wayne Meretsky to its team of AMD’s system-on-chip (SoC) solutions. Matar to lead AMD’s SoC methodology and client SoC execution and Meretsky to lead software development.
“Charles and Wayne will serve as key members of our engineering brain trust, bringing with them years of expertise in SoC design and developing 64-bit software ecosystems, respectively,” said Mark Papermaster, AMD Chief Technology Officer. “The fact that these computing experts have returned to the company underscores AMD’s unique position and opportunity, based on differentiated IP, to take a leadership position in low-power clients and dense cloud servers.”
Charles Matar joined AMD from Qualcomm, prior to Qualcomm, Matar held engineering roles at Motorola, Rockwell Semiconductor, HAL Computer Systems, PMC-Sierra and helped to develop AMD’s K8 processor family. His expertise is in SoC proceesor and low power design in advanced nodes.
Meretsky is a former AMD Fellow who was instrumental in making AMD’s 64-bit technology the de facto industry standard for PCs, workstations and servers. He held leadership roles at Rational, Apple and P.A. Semi. Meretsky is also a former P.A. Semi colleague of Jim Keller, whose appointment as AMD’s Chief Architect was announced in August 2012.