This week, Dr. Lisa Su, CEO of AMD , received the 2020 Robert N. Noyce Award in recognition of her achievements in the semiconductor industry. The award is considered one of the most prestigious in the industry.
The Robert Noyce Award was created in 1990 by the SIA Board of Directors to honor the memory of Robert Noyce, who co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957, Intel in 1968, and the Semiconductor Industry Association in 1977.
Lisa Su is the 30th semiconductor industry executive to receive the Robert Noyce Award and is the second AMD CEO to receive the award after Jerry Sanders in 1998. Over the years, four Intel executives, three from IBM, three from Texas Instruments, two from Applied Materials and two executives from Micron received the award.
Dr. Lisa Su joined AMD in 2012 and has served as AMD president and CEO since October 2014. During her tenure as company director, Su significantly changed the way the company is run, successfully launching several families of CPUs and microarchitectures that allowed the company to become a leader in the market.
Dr. Su’s most recent achievement is the agreement to acquire Xilinx and transform AMD into an industry giant with a portfolio of CPUs, GPUs and FPGAs.
Prior to AMD, Lisa Su held a variety of senior positions at Freescale Semiconductor, IBM, and Texas Instruments.
” It is a great honor to receive the Noyce Award and to join the distinguished list of past winners, many of whom I am fortunate to count as mentors, role models, colleagues and friends,” Su said. “I look forward to continuing to push the limits of what we can achieve in the semiconductor industry, which has become a fundamental element in all aspects of our lives.”