Geoff Tate served as President and CEO of Rambus from 1990 to 2005. He conceived and directed the strategy that led to success as one of the first significant semiconductor IP companies. Tate previously held the position of Senior Vice President and corporate officer of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) responsible for all microprocessors and peripherals including the Intel compatible (x86) and 29000 microprocessor families. Tate was with AMD for over ten years. His earlier positions included managing the Bipolar Gate Array business unit, the PAL business unit and the Microcomputer Systems business unit. Tate has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Alberta and an MBA from Harvard.