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AMD scoops up Apple's graphics chip designer

Now ex-Apple graphics chip designer moves to AMD

By Anthony Garreffa on Apr 22, 2013 01:33 am CDT - 0 mins, 57 secs reading time

AMD have just scooped up another Apple employee, who used to work for AMD. Raja Koduri will join the company as AMD's Corporate Vice President of Graphics Business, Visual Computing. Koduri's role at Apple was their Director of Graphics Architecture, something he has done for four years now. Koduri will be reporting to Mark Papermaster, who talked about Koduri joining the AMD ranks once again:

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Maintaining AMD's position as a leader in visual computing is the key to our long-term success. As one of the industry's foremost experts in developing leading-edge visual computing solutions, Raja brings exceptional vision and strength to AMD's world-class engineering leadership team. Given his past record of success, Raja will help AMD lead the way in visual and accelerated computing and ensure we continue developing the industry-leading graphics IP that forms the foundation for our future growth.

This is the second person AMD have poached back from Apple, with the first being Jim Keller in August 2012. AMD reacquired Keller, making him their Corporate Vice President and Chief Microprocessor Architect. His position with Apple was as the Director of their Platform Architecture Group.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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