AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su received the IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal award

Since Dr. Lisa Su became the CEO of AMD in 2014, she has led this quagmire company out of its trough for several years, reversed AMD’s loss of talent and capital, and reversed the competitive situation with Intel. Its performance has also been successful, and its stock price has also climbed to a historical high, so it is highly praised.

Recently, for her contribution to the semiconductor industry, Dr. Lisa Su won the IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal, becoming the first woman to receive this honor. This award is the highest honor in the semiconductor industry.  Sponsored by Intel, the Noyce Medal is considered to be one of the semiconductor industry’s most prestigious honors. IEEE recognizes her “leadership in groundbreaking semiconductor products and successful business strategies that contributed to the strength of the microelectronics industry.”

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To be honest, I would have never imagined that I would receive the Noyce award,” the IEEE Fellow says. “It’s an honor of a lifetime. To have that recognition from my peers in the technical community is a humbling experience. But I love what I do and being able to contribute to the semiconductor industry.”

Su was appointed president and CEO of AMD in October 2014, after joining the company in 2012 and holding roles such as senior vice president of AMD’s global business units and chief operating officer. She currently serves on the boards of Analog Devices, Global Semiconductor Alliance, and the U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association,[13] and is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Recognized with a number of awards and accolades, she was named Executive of the Year by EE Times in 2014 and one of the World’s Greatest Leaders in 2017 by Fortune.