This article is an edited excerpt of the “AMD’s Lisa Su Breaks Through the Silicon Ceiling” article, published 24 September 2021 in IEEE’s The Institute.
When Lisa Su became CEO of Advanced Micro Devices in 2014, the company was on the brink of bankruptcy. Since then, AMD’s stock has soared—from less than US $2 per share to more than $110. The company is now a leader in high-performance computing.
Su received accolades for spearheading AMD’s turnaround, appearing on the Barron’s Top CEOs of 2021 list, Fortune’s 2020 Most Powerful Women, and CNN’s Risk Takers.
In 2021, she received another honor, the IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal. Su is the first woman to receive the award, which recognizes her “leadership in groundbreaking semiconductor products and successful business strategies that contributed to the strength of the microelectronics industry.” Sponsored by Intel, the Noyce Medal is considered to be one of the semiconductor industry’s most prestigious honors.
Su donated the cash prize she received as part of the Noyce medal to the the IEEE Women in Engineering Fund,managed by the IEEE Foundation, which directed the funds to the IEEE WIE International Scholarship,
“To be honest, I would have never imagined that I would receive the Noyce award,” the IEEE Fellow says. “It’s an honor of a lifetime. To have that recognition from my peers in the technical community is a humbling experience. But I love what I do and being able to contribute to the semiconductor industry.”
Read the full article: “AMD’s Lisa Su Breaks Through the Silicon Ceiling” in IEEE’s The Institute.