McNamara’s title is senior vice president and general manager of AMD’s Server Business Unit. McNamara was most recently senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s Network and Custom Logic Group and served on the company’s executive leadership team.
McNamara will report directly to Forrest Norrod, senior vice president and general manager of AMD’s Datacenter and Embedded Solutions Business Group. He is taking over from Scott Aylor, AMD’s corporate vice president and general manager of datacenter solutions, who is leaving later this year at an unspecific date.
McNamara left Intel in October, and had only been named the head of Intel’s Network and Custom Logic Group a few months before when the new division was formed through the combination of the company’s network infrastructure organisation and programmable solutions group.
His previous role was senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s Programmable Solutions Group, had joined Intel in 2015 when the semiconductor giant acquired Altera for $16.7 billion, becoming the foundation for the company’s portfolio of FPGAs, also known as field-programmable gate arrays, for data centre applications.
AMD president and CEO Lisa Su said: “Strengthening and expanding our leadership team is the key to building on the significant momentum we have generated over the past several years. am delighted to announce these additions to our senior leadership team. Each of these leaders will play key roles in helping us achieve our long-term growth objectives in the coming years.”