CEO of Advanced Nanotechnology Solutions Inc. and former head of Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
He attended the University of Texas and Rice University.
He was employed by Texas Instruments for six years and Motorola for 22 years.
His family was residing in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, when he was born. He would cross the Mexico-United States border to attend high school in Eagle Pass, Texas.
He was named a distinguished alumnus from the University of Texas alongside Laura Bush.