Intel has confirmed that the previous AMD Radeon Head Raja Koduri has indeed jumped ship. While this is a blow for AMD looking at previous events that have turned up in light of this news indicates that this is not the first time that Raja Koduri wanted to join Intel. It seems that this is one of the reasons why he was made the head of RTG in the first place.
Intel has officially confirmed that Raja Koduri will be joining them as the new Intel Chief Architect as well as the senior vice president of the new Core and Visual Computing Group, and general manager of a new initiative to drive edge computing solutions. With the help of Raja Koduri Intel plans to integrate different IPs from data center segments, artificial intelligence, and emerging opportunities.
Dr. Murthy Renduchintala, Intel’s chief engineering officer and group president of the Client and Internet of Things Businesses and System Architecture talked about Raja Koduri and he had the following to say:
“Raja is one of the most experienced, innovative and respected graphics and system architecture visionaries in the industry and the latest example of top technical talent to join Intel,”
Raja Koduri has more than 25 years of experience when it comes to visual and accelerated computing advances across PCs, game consoles, professional workstations and consumer devices, so you can imagine why Intel would be pleased with having him there. Murthy further went on to say that:
“We have exciting plans to aggressively expand our computing and graphics capabilities and build on our very strong and broad differentiated IP foundation. With Raja at the helm of our Core and Visual Computing Group, we will add to our portfolio of unmatched capabilities, advance our strategy to lead in computing and graphics, and ultimately be the driving force of the data revolution.”
Let us know what you think about Raja Koduri joining Intel and whether or not this could give Intel the edge that they needed in order to compete better with AMD.