Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger announced on Twitter these days that Raja Koduri, the company’s current Main Architect, is leaving the corporation to discovered a generative AI gaming program startup. Koduri’s exit comes 5 years right after he joined the company in November 2017 and on the heels of a restructuring of Intel’s AXG graphics unit that was declared at the conclude of very last year.
Koduri had assumed his place as chief of AXG last calendar year but stepped again to be a Chief Architect immediately after the restructuring, returning him to a situation he at first held when he arrived at Intel in 2017 after a five-year stint at AMD.
On a bittersweet take note, declaring farewell to @Randhir_Intel and @RajaXg, both equally leaving Intel at the stop of March.March 21, 2023
“Thank you @RajaXg for your a lot of contributions to Intel tech & architecture-especially w/significant-effectiveness graphics that assisted carry 3 new solution lines to market in ‘22. Wishing you achievements as you make a new software package co. all around generative AI for gaming, media & amusement,” Gelsinger posted on Twitter.
Raja Koduri responded, thanking Gelsinger and Intel for his time at the company. Koduri also promised to share additional details about his newest experience in the coming months.
Thank you Pat and @intel for quite a few cherished recollections and outstanding learning above the past 5 several years. Will be embarking on a new chapter in my lifestyle, accomplishing a software startup as famous underneath. Will have extra to share in coming months. https://t.co/8DcnNdso3rMarch 21, 2023
Intel has previously restructured the graphics unit, so the enterprise tells us there are no pending organizational alterations owing to Koduri’s exit. Intel’s Jeff McVeigh will carry on to serve in his latest part as the interim chief of the AXG group as Intel queries for a long term leader.
Koduri joined Intel in the exact time body as fellow ex-AMD’er Jim Keller. In tandem with Keller and Murthy Renduchintala, Koduri helped layout and align Intel’s silicon portfolio beneath a new six pillar strategy that played to the strengths of the company’s IP. Regrettably, that initiative dropped steam just after Keller, and then Renduchintala left the organization in 2020 in the wake of the delays close to the company’s 7nm process node.
Koduri soldiered on as the head of the Architecture, Program, and Graphics group, eventually acquiring a advertising to the posture of Executive Vice President in April 2022.
For the duration of his tenure, Koduri helmed the generation and start of Intel’s Arc graphics cards and Ponte Vecchio GPUs. He was also dependable for acquiring Intel’s to start with Bitcoin-mining ‘Blockscale’ ASICs that are at the moment shipping and delivery. On the 1 hand, looking at it was the very first significant organization in 25 a long time to enter the space, Intel’s entry into the discrete GPU market has been mostly successful. Having said that, Intel’s long-awaited Ponte Vecchio arrived late, and the enterprise just lately made a decision to axe its Rialto Bridge successor.
Meanwhile, the Intel Arc graphics cards for the desktop Computer system also arrived late, putting them in a less favorable situation relative to competing AMD and Nvidia GPUs. Intel has steadily dropped pricing though bettering drivers and efficiency right after the start, endeavours that will now carry on in Koduri’s absence.
Koduri has finished a four-yr stretch at Apple, two stints at AMD totaling approximately 13 a long time, and 5 and a half yrs at Intel. He is now off to identified a generative AI startup. We are going to be positive to have coverage when we find out more details about his latest venture.