According to reports from Bright Side of the News, Mr. Demers left AMD unexpectedly without notice. BSN* claims that Mr. Demers’ departure has to do with simmering hostilities left over from a management dispute from late last year.
CTO Mark Papermaster, who recently joined the company, will assume Mr. Demers’ responsibilities in the interim.
Executive departures from AMD became something of a pattern last year as both Rick Bergman, general manager of AMD’s Products Group, and Chief Executive Officer Dirk Meyer resigned with little notice.
In a statement, AMD said that Mr. Demers had left the company to “pursue other opportunities”.
“AMD remains fully committed to our critical graphics IP development and discrete GPU products. We have a tremendous depth of talent in our organization, a game plan that is resonating with our customers and our team, and we are continuing to bring graphics-performance-leading products to market. We will attract the right technology leader for this role,” the company said.