AMD has announced that Karen Guo, AMD senior vice president and president of AMD Greater China, will depart the company at the end of 2010, due to her own career development reasons.

At present, AMD is looking for a new leader for its Greater China region and will release the related information soon.

In local media, AMD spoke highly of Guo's performance during her term of office and said that she made important contributions to establish AMD as a world-class partner and technology leader in China. Under her leadership, AMD not only formed cooperation relationships with Chinese OEMs, but also reached a strategic partnership with governments at all levels in China.

Guo joined AMD in October 2002 and she led the development of AMD's businesses in Greater China, including Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. In November 2006, she was promoted to AMD senior vice president while assuming her position as president of AMD Greater China. Before joining AMD, Guo was responsible for leading Motorola's technology efforts in China, serving as director of Motorola China's Research & Development Institute and DigitalDNA Labs China. Prior to her tenure at Motorola, Guo served as deputy director of the Chinese National R&D Center of Intelligence and associate professor of computer science at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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