Dr. Chekib Akrout to Present TECHCON 2012 Keynote Address

Dr. Chekib Akrout

SRC is pleased to announce that Dr. Chekib Akrout, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Technology Group, AMD and SRC Board of Directors member, will deliver the keynote address at TECHCON 2012. The keynote adress is entitled “Industry Consumerization and Innovation and the Role of Research” and will look at how the the need of innvoation is increasing and the opportunities for new ideas are even larger than before. 

Chekib Akrout is the senior vice president and general manager of AMD’s Technology Group, whose mission is to develop innovative and breakthrough technologies for AM D's next generation products and platforms. He is responsible for managing advanced research and development, long-term technology roadmap, CPU core developments, process & circuit technology, and tools & IP/SoC design methodology.

Before joining AMD in 2008, Akrout worked at Freescale Semiconductor as vice president and general manager of the Networking System Division where he focused on networking multi-core and Digital Signal Processing, driving processor competitiveness in the networking markets. 

Prior to Freescale, he spent 23 years at IBM, serving as director of high-speed and broadband microprocessor development in IBM’s Microelectronics Division, and was responsible for PowerPC processors used in Apple Macintosh and Nintendo Game Cube platforms. He later became vice president of Entertainment and Embedded Processor Development and was responsible for the Cell Project developed through a Sony/Toshiba/IBM partnership as well as Xbox 360 processor development for Microsoft and embedded PowerPC processors cores for SoC.

Akrout holds a bachelor's degree in physics from the University Pierre & Marie Curie in France, and a doctorate in electronics and physics.


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