Dell has appointed a vice president of sales strategy and operations – and it’s charismatic Scotsman, John Byrne, who has bagged the job.
John Byrne could well be described as an industry veteran and is well known to practically everyone in the UK channel business.
After a long stint at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), John decided to take some time off with his family.
But you can’t keep a John Byrne down for long, and he said: “Great to work at a company led by an industry legend like Michael Dell.”
ChannelEye sends our best wishes to him.
Scottish senior executive John Byrne said he is to leave AMD.
He had been with AMD and formerly ATI for around eight years.
He made the announcement in a Facebook posting, saying: “After eight years there and after the birth of our two beautiful daughters, I just decided it was time to do something else”.
Intel rival AMD said it has added two system on a chip (SoC) devices to its semiconductor roadmap.
The Carrizo and the Carrizo-L are being positioned as the firm’s answer to the mobile market.
The chips will support Microsoft DirectX 12, OpenCL 2.0, AMD’s Mantle and Freesync and support for Windows 10, when that emerges next year.
AMD senior VP John Byrne said his company is building on its existing intellectual property portfolio.
He said “our goal is to improve APU energy efficiency by a factor of 25 times by 2020”, and said the company would work with the latest industry standards.
The Carrizo microprocessor combines an X86 CPU core called Excavator with its next generation Radeon graphics in what AMD claims will be the world’s first heterogeneous system architecture compliant SoC.
The chips will ship in the first half of next year, Byrne said.