Mark Papermaster is chief technology officer and executive vice president of technology and engineering at AMD and is responsible for corporate technical direction, product development, including system-on-chip methodology, microprocessor design, I/O and memory and advanced research.
Papermaster led the reengineering of engineering processes at AMD and the development of the award-winning "Zen" high-performance x86 CPU family, leadership GPUs and the company's modular design approach, Infinity Fabric. He also oversees information technology that delivers AMD's compute infrastructure and services.
Papermaster's more than 35 years of engineering experience includes significant leadership roles managing the development of a wide range of products, from microprocessors and mobile devices to high-performance servers. Before joining AMD in October 2011 as chief technology officer and senior vice president, Papermaster was the leader of Cisco's Silicon Engineering Group, the organization responsible for silicon strategy, architecture and development for the company's switching and routing businesses.
Previously, he served as Apple's senior vice president of devices hardware engineering, where he was responsible for iPod and iPhone hardware development. He also held a number of senior leadership positions at IBM, overseeing development of the company's key microprocessor and server technologies.
Papermaster received his bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin and master's degree from the University of Vermont, both in electrical engineering. He is a long-term member of the University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering Advisory Board, Olin College Presidents Council and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Most recently, he was appointed to the CTO Forum Advisory Board and IEEE Industry Advisory Board.