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Former AMD engineer Jim Keller is now Tesla division VP

Former AMD man Jim Keller signs on to work with Tesla, not Samsung as previously thought.

@seanridgeley
Published Fri, Jan 29 2016 4:06 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Last we heard, CPU architect Jim Keller had left AMD for Samsung. Turns out that's only half true, as Keller is now confirmed to be the new Vice President of Autopilot Hardware Engineering at Tesla Motors, where he'll help build self-driving cars.

Former AMD engineer Jim Keller is now Tesla division VP | TweakTown.com

"Jim will bring together the best internal and external hardware technologies to develop the safest, most advanced autopilot systems in the world," said Tesla, relaying the news.

The company should do well to have him on staff. Keller -- who has been working at AMD on and off since the late 90s and most recently designed the Zen architecture -- is widely regarded as one of the most talented engineers in the technology industry, and Tesla has been hurting for engineers following recent departures.

NEWS SOURCE:electrek.co

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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