Dr. Nazar Zaidi

Position: Senior Vice President at AMD
Categories: BOGs

Mr. Nazar Zaidi is Senior Vice President of Cores, Server SoC Systems IP Engineering, Technology and Engineering at AMD. Since joining AMD in 2016, he has successfully guided the delivery of AMD’s award-winning multi-generational “Zen” x86 CPU family. He is responsible for AMD’s CPU core strategy, all server CPU and IO System on a Chip (Soc) chiplet architecture and implementation, and CPU SW development tool chain including compilers, profilers, libraries, and global silicon debug tools. Throughout his nearly 30-year career, Zaidi has co-founded two companies – Raza Microelectronics and Nexsi Systems – and has held leadership roles at Broadcom, NetLogic and RMI overseeing development of industry leading multi-core products. At the time of his departure from Broadcom in 2015, he managed the development of Vulcan, the industry’s highest performance 32-core ARM64 SoC targeting information infrastructure and enterprise applications. Prior to these roles, he spent the first 9 years of his career at Intel. As co-founder of RMI, he delivered first generation of fully programmable, high performance multi-core processor and SDK for control plane and data plane applications such as networking, security, storage and wireless infrastructure. Built the chip design and SW team grounds up. Drove strategy and roadmap for multi-core products. Engaged with key customers for design wins, competitive bake-offs, and then support. His groundbreaking contributions to the industry have awarded him several accolades, he also holds 46 patents in high-performance processor design and has been published at various conferences. Nazar has served as an Advisor to several stealth mode startups, helping with articulation of value proposition, solution approach, fund-raising and exploring opportunities in the areas of big data, security and storage. Mr. Nazar Zaidi holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in Electrical Engineering.