Rick Bergman Resurfaces...as the CEO of Synapticsby Anand Lal Shimpi on September 28, 2011 8:43 PM EST
Last week I regrettably posted that AMD's Products Group GP, Rick Bergman, had left the company for unknown reasons. Tonight I got an email from Synaptics telling me that Rick Bergman has been named their new President & CEO, effective immediately.
This could shed some light on Rick's reasoning for leaving AMD. For a person in Rick's position, especially at a company that didn't have any intentions of selecting a CEO from within, the move makes a lot of sense. Synaptics as a company could use someone of Rick's talents. With a number of touchpad products, Synaptics now has the challenge of moving into an age where touchscreens are quickly becoming the norm.
Hopefully this means there isn't mass exodus of key talent from AMD and just a single, although quite important, person pursuing a good career opportunity.