Intel is going to hollow out AMD! Poached the chief SoC architect of the independent GPU
In the past two years, Intel has continued to poach senior talents from AMD to build its own graphics computing team.
Now, Rohit Verma, AMD’s senior fellow and chief SoC architect for independent GPUs, has also jumped to Intel, or returned to Intel.
The most representative example of Intel’s digging for AMD is Raja Koduri, who used to be the general manager of AMD’s graphics card business. When he arrived at Intel, he not only served as chief architect, but was also promoted to senior vice president in the middle of last year, and served as the newly formed accelerated computing General Manager of the Systems and Graphics Group (AGX), reporting directly to Intel CEO Geng.
Responsible for graphics card software and game cooperation business, Steve Bell and Ritche Corpus, who have worked for 13 and 15 years respectively, and Vineet Goel, vice president of GPU architecture, graphics and machine learning technology, have also joined Intel from AMD.
Rohit Verma is a bit special compared to them because he worked at Intel for 15 years from 1999 to 2013, mainly working as a similar chief SoC architect, and worked with the current CEO Kissinger for a long time .
In 1999, Kissinger was already the general manager of Intel’s desktop products division, and two years later served as Intel’s first chief technology officer (CTO) until his departure in 2009.
Rohit Verma joined AMD in 2013 and served as the chief SoC architect of the semi-custom business unit and AMD Fellow. After 4 years and 11 months, he served as the chief SoC architect of the independent GPU and was promoted to AMD Senior Fellow.
Intel is going to hollow out AMD! Poached GPU chief SoC architect
For this return to his old club, Rohit Verma is quite high-profile, saying in his personal LinkedIn profile: “I am very excited to (re) join Intel as the chief product architect of independent GPUs in the field of visual computing. It feels great to return to Intel, and I look forward to it. Collaborate with the team to redefine and drive innovation in next-generation GPU products.”
Looking at it this way, Intel will not hesitate to hollow out its opponents for its own GPU business, but there is no need to worry about the AMD GPU business. After all, it is normal for people to come and go, and the foundation will not be shaken by the changes of a few people.
What’s more, after Raja Koduri left, Wang Qishang took up the responsibility again, and the RDNA2 architecture led by him performed even better. Intel GPU business desperately needs more senior talent
Intel对于AMD挖墙脚最具代表性的例子就是Raja Koduri，曾经是AMD显卡业务的总负责人，到了Intel不但担任首席架构师，更是在去年年中升任高级副总裁，并担任新组建的加速计算系统和图形事业部(AGX)的总经理，直接向Intel CEO基因格汇报。
负责显卡软件、游戏合作业务，分别工作了13年和15年的Steve Bell、Ritche Corpus，负责GPU架构、图形与机器学习的技术向副总裁Vineet Goel，也都陆续从AMD投奔Intel。
Rohit Verma 2013年投奔AMD，担任半定制业务事业部首席SoC架构师、AMD Fellow，干了4年11个月后担任独立GPU首席SoC架构师，并升为AMD高级Fellow。
更何况，Raja Koduri走了之后，王启尚重新担当大任，领衔打造的RDNA2架构表现还更为出色了。Intel GPU业务迫切需要更多高级人才