Ruiz received his bachelor's degree in 1968 and his master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas , Austin . In 1973 he received his Ph.D. from Rice University for Ph. D. in 1975 he received the American citizenship.
In 2000 he joined AMD as President and Chief Operating Officer, and in April 2002 he succeeded AMD founder Jerry Sanders III as Chief Executive Officer. In 2004 he took over the office of Chairman of the Board. In July 2008 he had to resign as CEO due to poor company figures, and Dirk Meyer was his successor .
Ruiz initially stayed at AMD as Chairman. As part of the spin-off of the manufacturing department as a separate company, he was appointed chairman of the newly established semiconductor foundry Globalfoundries in March 2009 .
In November 2009, Globalfoundries announced the resignation of Héctor Ruiz, submitted in September, as well as his leave of absence as chairman. Ruiz is accused of being involved in an insider business affair (the " Galleon Scandal ").
- Héctor Ruiz: Slingshot: AMD's Fight to Free an Industry from the Ruthless Grip of Intel . Greenleaf Book Group, 2013, ISBN 978-1608324446 .
- Héctor de Jésus Ruiz in the Munzinger archive ( beginning of article freely available)
- Globalfoundries press release: Ruiz resigns as Chairman of GLOBALFOUNDRIES. (No longer available online.) Globalfoundries November 2, 2009, archived from the original on March 6, 2016 ; Retrieved November 4, 2009 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- heise.de: Globalfoundries Chairman and Ex-AMD boss Ruiz resigns
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Ruiz, Héctor de Jesus|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Mexican-American manager|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 25, 1945|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Piedras Negras , Mexico|