Rayfield joined Nvidia in 2005 and has been leading Nvidia’s efforts to expand from gaming-friendly GPUs to chips for mobile devices. Nvidia has been making waves with its Tegra 3 dual-core and quad-core chips, which run phones and tablets. Not surprisingly, considering the company making them, Tegra chips are touted as bringing strong graphics capabilities to mobile devices.
So, where is Rayfield headed? That’s not clear yet, but Nvidia confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that Rayfield is indeed leaving for another company. Nvidia is facing off against different competition in the mobile market, including Texas Instruments. That company recently hung onto its lucrative position as the processor supplier for the Amazon Kindle Fire, which Nvidia was reportedly gunning for. It will be interesting to see where he pops up, and who replaces him. For now, Nvidia hasn’t made an announcement.
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