Under CEO Lisa Su, Advanced Micro Devices has become known for flawless product execution. While rival Intel has stumbled with repeated delays and underwhelming product launches, AMD has consistently released market-leading chips on schedule, spending a fraction of Intel’s budget on research and development.
Su, 52, has been laser-focused on ensuring that the company builds the capabilities to meet its promises, while managing the technology risks inherent in innovation. “When we commit to a customer, we must deliver,” she says. “We’ve been able to do that for the past couple of generations, and we need to continue to do it.”