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Hector de Jesus Ruiz, PhD (Continued)
In 2000, Dr. Ruiz joined AMD as President and Chief Operating Officer and in April 2002 was named Chief Executive Officer. At AMD, Dr. Ruiz set the strategic direction of the company, helping guide its growth from a small, broad supplier of components to an innovative technology solutions leader in the processor space. In 2006, he announced plans to build and operate the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facility in the world in upstate New York and in 2009 he led an industry transformation by spinning out AMD's manufacturing assets to form GLOBALFOUNDRIES, the world's first truly global leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing company.
During his tenure at AMD, Dr. Ruiz received numerous accolades, including: the Semico Bellwether Award (2009); Executive of the Year - 2005 (EE Times); CEO of the Year – 2005 (Electronic Business); and Top 25 Business Leader - 2006 (FORTUNE Magazine), among others.