|By||| Feb 13, 2013 | Asia|
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) announced today that David Kwon, current president of AMD Korea and general manager of Global Strategic Samsung and Toshiba, has just been appointed managing director and corporate vice president of the Asia Pacific-Japan (APJ) region.
The company is a semiconductor design innovator that comes up with computing products, which focus on propelling cloud computing and virtualization environments forward. Their technologies can be found in a wide range of solutions, such as game consoles and supercomputers.
With this, Kwon will take over the responsibility of managing AMD’s operations and sales across the region, representing a total of 11 countries. The 11 are: Korea, Japan, India, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
He has also proven himself the last two years being in charge of “AMD’s global business with Samsung and Toshiba”, bringing to the table his 25 years of experience and acumen. He will report directly to John Byrne, current chief sales officer and senior vice president of AMD.
Kwon will put emphasis “on regaining market share in component business, continue to build on consumer success with sell-out focus, drive extensive partnerships with key customers”. In addition, he will continue to expand the already established “AMD’s consumer notebook and desktop business” and form stronger ties with the “key customers across the APJ Mega-Region”.
Byrne said, “David has done an outstanding job driving end-to-end accountability with a focus on helping ensure AMD-powered Samsung and Toshiba products win in the marketplace.”
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