W.J. "Jerry" Sanders III - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Scholar in Electrical and Computer Engineering

The W.J. "Jerry" Sanders III - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Scholar in Electrical and Computer Engineering was established by Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., to honor its founder W.J. Jerry Sanders III, a visionary leader in the semiconductor industry.

Under his leadership, AMD grew from being a "second-sourcer" of other companies' products to its current position as the fourth largest semiconductor manufacturer in the United States. Sanders also co-founded several prominent industry groups including the Semiconductor Industry Association, the Santa Clara Manufacturing Group, the Semiconductor Research Corporation, and the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at Illinois in 1958, and he remains a highly visible presence in the life of the College of Engineering. Each year, the Walter J. "Jerry" Sanders Design Competition takes center stage at Engineering Open House, drawing entrants from top engineering schools around the country. AMD sponsors major research programs in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with an emphasis on binary code optimization and run-time optimization.

Faculty:

Romit Roy Choudhury, W. J. "Jerry" Sanders III - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Scholar in Electrical and Computer Engineering