Take away: Strong leaders can motivate
Jim Keller, Murthy and Raja Koduri are very prominent names in the chip industry but it is very important to underline that Intel has many thousands of employees and most of them being quite good in what they are doing. It won’t be Keller that will fix Intel’s CPU and its overall SoC design and Raja who is slated to fix the whole architecture, software stack and GPU, or Murthy that will fix the fabs and IoT / servers.
From Teraflops to Petaflops
Intel organized an architecture day on the late Robert Noyce’s estate, a founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel, a $22 million estate where Intel used to have its board meetings. At this symbolic landmark, Intel’s Raja Koduri, Jim Keller, Murthy as well as dozen other engineers gave the press an overview in 10nm, future GPUs, FPGAs and server products.
Rayfield runs the RTG, David Wang engineering
Before anyone jumps the gun claiming that Mike Rayfield, the newly promoted Senior Vice President and General Manager of AMD Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) is ex Micron, we wanted to point out that he used to run Tegra for Nvidia before. The man who will replace Raja Koduri’s engineering talents comes from ATI and Synaptics. David Wang is now Senior Vice President of Engineering at RTG.
Without pointing any fingers and naming any names, Fudzilla had confirmation that Raja Koduri's successor to run the graphics side of the business will come from outside of AMD.
Discrete graphics solutions too
Intel dropped the nuclear news on Wednesday that Raja Koduri will become its chief architect, snf senior vice president of the newly formed Core and Visual Computing Group, and general manager of a new initiative to drive "edge" computing solutions.
Leaked memo confirms it
Although most of the AMD team believed that Raja Koduri would be coming back to AMD RTG after his sabbatical, it appears that he is now gone for good.
7nm next gen Radeon
All eyes are on the Vega that is supposed to launch early next week, but we would not be Fudzilla unless we were able to get something about the next one down the line.
But not until 2020
Enthusiasts, or those with the cash for a Radeon Fury X and Geforce GTX 980 TI or Titan, expect to see a boom of VR devices such as HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift. But according to AMD's CFO the VR business will start making some serious money only in 2020.