Radeon-topman Raja Koduri verlaat AMD definitief

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Eerder dit jaar kondigde Raja Koduri, toendertijd Senior Vice President en Chief Architect, aan dat hij een sabbat van drie maanden ging nemen om meer tijd met zijn familie te kunnen doorbrengen. Nu, iets minder dan twee maand later, is er echter een interne memo uitgelekt waarin Koduri zijn vertrek aankondigt.

De voormalig topman zegt dat hij veertig dagen gereflecteerd heeft en tijdens die periode beslist heeft om RTG (Radeon Technology Group) en AMD te verlaten. Hij vertelt ook dat hij zich geen vragen stelt bij de vooruitgang van de twee betreffende bedrijven en dat hij gelooft in wat ze aan het doen zijn met Vega en Navi. Ook bedankt hij huidig AMD CEO Lisa Su voor de kans en steun die zij hem gegeven heeft.

De bron van de memo, afkomstig van onze collega's bij Hexus.net, meldt ook dat Su voorlopig de activiteiten van RTG zal overzien, tot er een opvolger voor Koduri gevonden is. Ook blijken er extra middelen in RTG te worden gestoken, om de grafische tak van AMD te vergroten en verbeteren.

De volledige memo kan je hieronder nog eens nalezen.

To my AMD family,

Forty is a significant number in history. It is a number representing transition, testing and change. I have just spent forty days away from the office going through such a transition. It was an important time with my family, and it also offered me a rare space for reflection. During this time I have come to the extremely difficult conclusion that it is time for me to leave RTG and AMD.

I have no question in my mind that RTG, and AMD, are marching firmly in the right direction as high-performance computing becomes ever-more-important in every aspect of our lives. I believe wholeheartedly in what we are doing with Vega, Navi and beyond, and I am incredibly proud of how far we have come and where we are going. The whole industry has stood up and taken notice of what we are doing. As I think about how computing will evolve, I feel more and more that I want to pursue my passion beyond hardware and explore driving broader solutions.

I want to thank Lisa and the AET for enabling me to pursue my passion during the last four years at AMD, and especially the last two years with RTG. Lisa has my utmost respect for exhibiting the courage to enable me with RTG, for believing in me and for going out of her way to support me. I would also like to call out Mark Papermaster who brought me into AMD, for his huge passion for technology and for his relentless support through many difficult phases. And of course, I want to thank each and every one of my direct staff and my indirect staff who have worked so hard with me to build what we have now got. I am very proud of the strong leaders we have and I'm fully confident that they can execute on the compelling roadmap ahead.

I will continue to be an ardent fan and user of AMD technologies for both personal and professional use.

As I mentioned, leaving AMD and RTG has been an extremely difficult decision for me. But I felt it is the right one for me personally at this point. Time will tell. I will be following with great interest the progress you will make over the next several years.

On a final note, I have asked a lot of you in the last two years. You've always delivered. You've made me successful both personally and professionally, for which I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I have these final requests from you as I leave:

. Stay focused on the roadmap!
. Deliver on your commitments!
. Continue the culture of Passion, Persistence and Play!
. Make AMD proud!
. Make me proud!

Yours,
Raja


Koduri's laatste daad als SVP van RTG

Bron: Hexus

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