Nanosolar, a thin-film solar panel manufacturer, has named Geoff Tate CEO. He is the former CEO of Rambus Inc. and former senior vice president and corporate officer of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).
Tate served as CEO of Rambus, which specializes in the invention and design of high-speed chip interfaces, from 1990 through 2005. Prior to his work at Rambus, he served in multiple general management roles at AMD over the course of 10 years.
Co-founder Martin Roscheisen, Nanosolar's former CEO, remains a director at the company, the New York Times reports.