Hector de Jesus Ruiz

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Hector de Jesus Ruiz

Name: Hector de Jesus Ruiz

Born: December 25, 1945, in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico

Computer-related contributions

  • Chairman and CEO of Advanced Nanotechnology Solutions Inc. and former CEO & executive chairman of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD).
  • Worked at Texas Instruments for six years, and at Motorola for 22 years. Advanced to become president of Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector, before being recruited in 2000 by AMD founder Jerry Sanders.

Honors and awards

  • Named a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Texas (2012).
  • Semico Bellwether Award (2009).
  • Executive of the Year (2005).
  • Fortune Magazine's Top 25 Business Leader (2006).

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