Unexpected news today as we know that Raja Koduriformer leader, chief architect and founder of the company’s AXG graphics division, announced his abandonment. This ad just arrived 3 months later Intel has announced the separation of its graphics business and demoted Raja Koduri. In this way, after announcing the abandonment, Intel lost the executive vice president and chief architect of its graphics division.
Thanks to the CEO of Intel himself, Pat Gelsinger, We know that Koduri would leave the company at the end of this March. The reason for abandonment is linked to the fact that Koduri will start his own software company linked to Artificial Intelligence. It is still unknown who will replace Koduri.
“Thank you for your leadership, deep knowledge of the ecosystem and customer orientation as we work to move IFS forward. I wish you all the best in your next step,” said the CEO on his official Twitter account.
“Thank you Raja Koduri for your many contributions to Intel technology and architecture. Especially with high performance graphics that helped bring 3 new product lines to market in 2022. I wish you every success in building a new software company in around generative AI for games, media and entertainment”.
“Thank you Pat and Intel for the many cherished memories and incredible learning over the last 5 years. I will be embarking on a new chapter in my life doing a software boot as below. I will have more information to share in the coming weeks”, replied Raja Koduri.
Raja Koduri resigns from Intel after being hired in 2017
Raja Koduri joined Intel 6 years ago. Specifically, the head of AMD’s graphics division He signed with Intel. After rumors about the possible cancellation of its dedicated GPUs, or the numerous delays that its Intel Arc Alchemist GPUs had, Intel remains highly committed to its roadmap. This implies that without Raja Koduri on board, the company is still working on its next generation of GPUs known as the Battlemage.
A clear example of Intel’s effort is in the remarkable advances it has integrated into its Intel Arc GPUs through the launch of numerous driver versions with performance improvements and optimizations.
Who knows whether Raja Koduri’s new company will be linked to Intel. We know that, among other things, it is focused on AI in games, remembering that Intel’s GPUs already have dedicated hardware for this. Little else do we know, so we’ll just have to wait for “the next few weeks” to know if, despite the departure of Koduri, it will remain linked to Intel or not. In this case, this time it will only be in software.
The fact that he created a company linked to AI should come as no surprise. Although Raja Koduri has worked on ATI, AMD, Apple or Intelhas always been focused on offering these companies many advances linked for graphics and AI.