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We know Intel has assembled a team to build its first modern discrete GPU, which if all goes to plan, will arrive next year. What we do not know, however, is what market segment it will target out of the gate. Raja Koduri, chief architect and senior vice president of Architecture, Software, and Graphics at Intel, may have shed some light on that in a recent interview. The interview spans just over 32 minutes, and part of the discussion apparently revolves around GPUs and Intel's desire to come out swinging at around the $200 price point. I say "apparently" because unfortunately, the entire video is dubbed over in Russian. [EDIT: And apparently that was not actually the case--see our update at... Read more...
Following the launch of Vega, a whirlwind of events happened, involving former Radeon Technologies Group boss Raja Koduri. What started off as a sabbatical from AMD turned into the head of graphics leaving the company, and then joining Intel to spearhead the Santa Clara chipmaker's own foray into discrete GPUs, something it has not done since Larrabee. So, why exactly did Koduri leave AMD and join Intel? Koduri somewhat addressed that question during a recent interview with Barron's. What it boiled down to was evaluating the next decade and seeing where his talents would be best utilized. "When I took a break from AMD my thinking was, What am I going to do for the next 10 years? What is the problem... Read more...
It’s no secret that Intel is developing a discrete GPU family that it will use to take on many sectors in the graphics market. The company will put a primary focus on the gaming sector (where it will go toe-to-toe with AMD and NVIDIA) and also professional and enterprise markets. We’re learning today that Intel is hoping to bolster its efforts to create a discrete GPU with the acquisition of Ineda Systems. Financial details of the transaction are scare at the moment, but we do know that it was an all-cash deal. Ineda was founded in 2011 and is based in Hyderabad, the booming tech-centric capital city of India’s Telangana state.  Ineda is a fabless chip design... Read more...
We have known for quite some time that Intel is working on its own discrete GPU. Back in November, the company announced the hiring of Raja Koduri -- formerly of AMD -- and stated that he would "expand Intel’s leading position in integrated graphics for the PC market with high-end discrete graphics solutions for a broad range of computing segments." Intel today provided one additional tidbit of information regarding its discrete “Arctic Sound” GPU aspirations: a launch date. According to a rather brief tweet, Intel says that its GPU family will be available in 2020, after which it links to that old article from 2017 announcing Koduri's arrival. Intel's first discrete... Read more...
During the summer of 2017, Radeon Technologies Group head Raja Kodori took a leave of absence from the company, and we later learned why -- he had taken a position at Intel as the head of the newly-formed Core and Visual Computing Group. While that was definitely a big blow for AMD, the company has announced the addition of two critical members to the Radeon Technologies Group: Mike Rayfield and David Wang. Mike Rayfield arrives at AMD after stints at Micron and NVIDIA (where he was instrumental in the development of the Tegra platform), bringing over 30 years of experience in the technology industry. He will take on the role of Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Radeon Technologies... Read more...
News broke yesterday that AMD’s Raja Koduri would be leaving the company after a brief sabbatical. It turns out that the former head of the Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) won’t be out of work for long – Intel just announced that Koduri would be joining the team to head up a newly formed Core and Visual Computing Group, and as a general manager of a new initiative to drive edge and client visual computing solutions. The rumor we posted this morning turned out to be true.With Koduri’s help, Intel plans to unify and expand its IP across multiple segments including core computing, graphics, media, imaging and machine learning capabilities for the client and data center segments, artificial intelligence,... Read more...
Back in September, AMD Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) chief Raja Koduri took a sabbatical following the launch of the Radeon RX Vega series of graphics cards. At the time, Koduri explained, "Vega was personally hard on me as well and I used up a lot of family credits during this journey. I have decided to take a time-off in Q4 to spend time with my family." Today, we received word that Koduri has left AMD, and the company was adamant to let everyone know that its roadmap will stay intact despite the departure. AMD’s statement was clearly crafted to let customers and investors know that there is no reason for panic now that Koduri is gone and that the company will begin the search for a new leader... Read more...
AMD's Raja Koduri, the head of the Radeon Technologies Group, announced back in September that he was going to step away from AMD for a sabbatical after Vega launched. Koduri said that he was stepping aside to spend more time with his family. Originally, he had planned to return to his position in December, but those plans have changed. This is also the same executive who took to social media to answer questions about Vega when the GPU first launched. Koduri has now announced that he will be leaving the company, and there is currently no clear indication of what Koduri might be doing in the future. Whatever he does do, it won’t be with AMD. Reports indicate that with Koduri gone, AMD CEO Lisa... Read more...
AMD's Raja Koduri is stepping aside from the day-to-day operations of leading the company's Radeon Technology Group to spend more time with his family. Barring any further announcements going forward, this will be a temporary sabbatical starting September 25, with Koduri planning to return in December. In the meantime, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su will step in to lead the company's graphics division. A knee-jerk reaction this news, as first learned by Fudzilla, is to assume there is drama brewing behind the scenes in light of AMD's Vega architecture not quite living up to the hype. However, that does not appear to be the case. The folks at PCPerspective confirmed Koduri's plan with AMD and managed to... Read more...
Raja Koduri, head of AMD's Radeon Technologies Group, is back in the United States after spending two weeks in India, a combination of a vacation and visiting AMD's engineering sites in Hyderabad and Bangalore. While he was gone, there has been much chatter about AMD's recently launched Radeon RX Vega 64 and Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics card for gamers, including perceived price hikes and supply falling short of demand. If you are wondering what Koduri's take is on all that has transpired, you need only visiting his Twitter stream. "I try to stay away from social media while traveling to be present where I am! Sometimes successfully. Looks like folks missed me too much," Koduri joked on Twitter,... Read more...
There is an immense amount of excitement building around AMD's next generation Vega GPU architecture, both from outside observers like us and from within. As to the latter, AMD's senior vice president and chief architect of its Radeon Technologies Group, Raja Koduri, and the division's senior marketing director, Chris Hook, both teased a Vega announcement on Twitter that is expected later today. Starting with the head honcho, here is what Koduri threw out to the social media space: Ok..complete the sentence..we stand today on the edge of a ...... (first 10 people who get this right will get something special) @radeon https://t.co/QqBOdn4Cl3 — Raja Koduri (@GFXChipTweeter) May 16, 2017 And here's... Read more...
Big things are happening in graphics over at Advanced Micro Devices. That first became clear when AMD elevated Raja Koduri to head up its newly formed Radeon Technologies Group earlier this year, and in the two months since then, he's been busy planning out the future, which he recently discussed with industry analysts, according to Patrick Moorhead, an analyst who writes about disruptive companies, technologies, and usage models.Koduri expanded on what AMD's planning with its graphics driver software and how it will play a key role in growing the new RTG's business over the next couple of years. Part of that entails a new software architecture called Radeon Software Crimson Edition, which will... Read more...
If there’s one constant in the tech industry, it’s change. Well-rounded and highly sought after executives come and go, either moving from between tech firms or departing the industry altogether to pursue other interests (ahem, Steve Ballmer). Even tech companies themselves go through a metamorphosis of sorts, as we’ve seen a once powerhouse in the graphics industry, 3Dfx, become swallowed up by its fiercest rival, NVIDIA. Chipmaker AMD would later go on to acquire ATI — a pairing at the time that seemed a bit odd to many industry observers. AMD has once again come to a crossroads with respect to its graphics division, and instead of throwing in the towel in the face of stiff competition from... Read more...