For Immediate Release
Congressional Internet Caucus Speaker Series Features
AMD CEO, Hector Ruiz
Ruiz to Discuss Role of Innovation in U.S. Global Leadership and Competitive Agenda
WHAT: Chairman and CEO of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Hector Ruiz, will address Members and staff of the Internet Caucus, press and key government officials to discuss the important role of innovation in the future of the technology industry. The head of AMD, the world's second-largest manufacturer of computer microprocessors, will describe how technological innovation is a critical element of the U.S. competitiveness agenda and highlight some of AMDŐs innovative efforts, including AMD's 50x15 Initiative, which seeks to empower 50 percent of the world's population with affordable basic Internet access by the year 2015. AMD's chips are at the heart of laptops, servers, and PCs sold around the world. Consistently driving innovation, most recently with its Opteron microprocessor, AMD created the first microprocessor to take desktop computing from 32 to 64 bits.
WHO:Hector Ruiz serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sunnyvale, California-based AMD. Dr. Ruiz is credited with transforming AMD into an innovation leader in the technology industry. Born in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Dr. Ruiz earned bachelors and masters degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Texas-Austin and a Doctorate in Electronics from Rice University. He currently serves on the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), as well as the PresidentŐs National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). His comments will be followed by a short question and answer session.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Co-Chair of the Congressional Internet Caucus and Chairman of the House Republican High Technology Working Group, will deliver introductory remarks.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 15, 2006
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Assuring Informed Decision-Making
The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee is a diverse group of public interest, non-profit and industry groups working to educate Congress and the public about important Internet-related policy issues. This event is hosted in conjunction with the Internet Caucus and its co-chairs - Senators Conrad Burns (R-MT) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Congressmen Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Rick Boucher (D-VA), and Wireless Task Force Chair, Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA).