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Student Event | Alumni | ECE Alumni Award Seminar

Leading through High Performance Technology

Richard BergmanExecutive Vice President, Computing and Graphics Business GroupAMD
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Rick Bergman

Richard Bergman is the 2019 ECE Alumni Impact Award Winner. 

Rick Bergman, EVP of Computing and Graphics at Advanced Micro Devices, will discuss his 30-year career in semiconductor technology, the future of computing and human interface and our collective opportunities to make an impact.


Rick Bergman is AMD executive vice president of Computing and Graphics with responsibility for the Company’s high-performance PC, gaming and semi-custom businesses. Bergman brings over 30 years of industry experience including significant business leadership experience.

Previously, Bergman was president and CEO for Synaptics, a leading developer of human interface solutions including touch, display, IoT and biometrics solutions, from October 2011 to March 2019. Prior to that, he served in a series of senior executive positions at AMD, where he was senior vice president and general manager of AMD’s Product Group from May 2009 to September 2011, and senior vice president and general manager of AMD’s Graphics Product Group from October 2006 to May 2009. During his time at AMD, Bergman was responsible for delivering microprocessors and graphics chips to AMD customers across server, client, embedded and game consoles, and for driving the technology that put a graphics chip and processor on a single piece of silicon. Until AMD acquired ATI in 2006, Bergman was senior vice president and general manager of ATI’s PC Group.

Additionally, he has held senior management positions at S3 Graphics, Texas Instruments and IBM and was a board member of Maxwell Technologies from 2015 until it was acquired by Tesla in May 2019.

Bergman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado’s Executive MBA program.

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