Dina McKinney

Corporate Vice President, Bulldozer Cores Technology Group, AMD

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Dina is the Corporate Vice President of AMD's "Bulldozer" Core, the company's next-generation core that will be the foundation for microprocessors for several years, powering tomorrow's notebooks, desktops and servers.

In the company's 40-plus year history as an innovator, Dina is the first female designer to lead a major core. Her leadership was especially pivotal in bridging global barriers by leading a major technology design that represented contribution from teams in Sunnyvale, Austin, Ft. Collins, Boston and Bangalore.

Prior to leading the Bulldozer team, Dina led the "Bobcat" and "Griffin" low power CPU development at AMD. The company has been a leader in power efficiency due to the innovation of designers like Dina.

Dina is passionate about helping other women succeed in technical careers and Dina is a founding executive member of the AMD Women's Forum, and the executive sponsor for the Sunnyvale AWF. She is also actively engaged in community support through AMD's Changing the Game relationship with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley.

Dina has been a microprocessor designer for over 25 years, holding various design and leadership positions at Digital Equipment Corporation, Motorola/IBM/Apple alliance on the PowerPC, and at the startup, Alchemy Semiconductor, which was acquired by AMD in 2002.

Dina holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Central New England College.