Intel hires AMD and Apple veteran Raja Koduri as chief architect

Intel Raja Koduri
Intel has hired AMD and Apple veteran Raja Koduri as Intel chief architect.

Raja Koduri will be the senior vice president of the newly formed Core and Visual Computing Group, and general manager of a new initiative to drive edge computing solutions.

Raja Koduri is expected to expand Intel’s position in integrated graphics for the PC market with high-end discrete graphics solutions for a range of computing segments. Intel earlier reduced its exposure in PC market due to market fluctuations.

Intel will unify and expand differentiated IP across computing, graphics, media, imaging and machine intelligence capabilities for the client and data center segments, artificial intelligence, and emerging opportunity like edge computing.

“We have exciting plans to aggressively expand our computing and graphics capabilities and build on our very strong and broad differentiated IP foundation,” said Murthy Renduchintala, Intel’s chief engineering officer and group president of the Client and Internet of Things Businesses and System Architecture.

At AMD, Raja Koduri, 49, most recently served as senior vice president and chief architect of the Radeon Technologies Group. Raja Koduri was responsible for graphics technologies used in AMD’s APU, discrete GPU, semi-custom and GPU compute products.

Prior to AMD, Raja Koduri served as director of graphics architecture at Apple, where he helped establish a leadership graphics sub-system for the Mac product family and led the transition to Retina computer displays.

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