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Kevin Lepak
November 1, 2021

ECE alumnus Kevin Lepak receives one of chip maker AMD’s highest honors

Written By: Webmanager

Santa Clara, California-based technology company Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD), best known for producing high-end computer processors, has announced the appointment of senior fellow and server system on chip architect Kevin Lepak (BSECE ’99, MSECE ’00, PhDECE ’03) to AMD Corporate Fellow, in recognition of his critical role in the design of AMD’s next-generation processors.

According to the company, Lepak achieved an excellent record of overseeing the execution and delivery of leadership data center processors for AMD, including 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ CPUs and next generation AMD Instinct™ accelerators. As AMD Corporate Fellow, Lepak will expand on his leadership in chip design to play a larger role in evolving AMD’s processor and systems vision.

“Kevin’s technical contributions made undeniable positive impact on AMD over many years,” says Mark Papermaster, chief technology officer and executive vice president of technology and engineering at AMD. “He played an instrumental role in solidifying the company’s leadership in the data center and continues to work closely with customers to design future generations of high-performance AMD products. With his aptitude for innovation, execution and collaboration, Kevin epitomizes our high-performance culture.”

Lepak, originally from Stevens Point, Wisconsin, has spent 16 years at AMD, most recently in Austin, Texas, where his is a leading technologist with deep subject matter expertise in system on chip design, memory and I/O performance, and CPU architectures. His technical aptitude and critical role in architecting an industry-leading roadmap have contributed to significant data center growth for the company.

Promotion to AMD corporate fellow is an honor bestowed on the most accomplished innovators. AMD corporate fellows are appointed after a rigorous review process that assesses not only specific technical contributions to the company, but also involvement in the industry, mentoring of others and improving the long-term strategic position of the company. Currently, only eight engineers at AMD hold the title of corporate fellow.

This article was originally published in a different form by AMD.