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Lisa Su, Chair and CEO of AMD, will receive the 2024 Innovation Award at imecs ITF World conference in Antwerp, Belgium

Imec – a global leader in nanoelectronics and digital technology research and innovation – is proud to announce that the 2024 imec Innovation Award will be presented to Lisa Su, Chair and CEO of AMD. The award ceremony will occur during imec’s ITF World conference in Antwerp, Belgium on May 21 and 22. It will recognize Dr. Su’s contributions to driving innovation in high-performance and adaptive computing.

Since its inception in 2016, the imec Innovation Award has become a hallmark for recognizing pioneers in the semiconductor industry. Past recipients include Dr. Gordon Moore and Bill Gates.

“It’s an immense privilege to welcome Lisa Su to this distinguished group of industry luminaries,” said Luc Van den hove, CEO of imec. “Since taking the helm of AMD in 2014, Dr. Su’s technological acumen and visionary leadership have propelled the company to the forefront of semiconductor technology development. Under her leadership, AMD has become one of the most respected developers of supercomputing chips – supporting the ever-evolving requirements of the data center and gaming industries and fueling the emergence of (generative) AI applications. This makes Dr. Su a truly deserving recipient of the 2024 imec Innovation Award.”

“But equally important, Lisa Su is an outspoken advocate for the role women can play in the semiconductor industry. The fact that she actively encourages and empowers women to pursue engineering degrees and rewarding careers in the field resonates deeply with me. I therefore hope that this recognition will help inspire girls and women to pursue their passions in STEM,” he added.

Before joining AMD, Lisa Su held various engineering and management positions at companies such as Texas Instruments, IBM, and Freescale Semiconductor. Notably, during her tenure as vice president of IBM’s Semiconductor Research and Development Center, Su made significant contributions to silicon-on-insulator semiconductor manufacturing technologies and creating more efficient microchips. In October 2014, she assumed the role of president and CEO of AMD after joining the company in 2012, becoming the first female CEO of a major semiconductor company.

Lisa Su holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from MIT. Her accolades include being named ‘Executive of the Year’ by EE Times in 2014 and one of the ‘World’s Greatest Leaders’ by Fortune in 2017. In 2021, she became the first woman to receive the IEEE Robert Noyce Medal.

“I’m honored to receive this year’s Innovation Award and be recognized by imec for pushing the boundaries of computing. I am incredibly proud of what we have accomplished together at AMD and even more excited about the opportunities ahead to deliver innovations that can help solve the world’s most important challenges,” commented Lisa Su.

The award ceremony will take place at ITF World (May 21-22, 2024) in the presence of over 2,000 executives gathering at the Royal Elizabeth Hall in Antwerp, Belgium.  View the conference program and register here.

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