AMD Welcomes Raja Koduri as Corporate Vice President, Visual Computing
Accomplished Engineering Leader and Notable Graphics Industry
Visionary Is Latest Example of World-Class Engineering Talent to Join
as Company Attacks Growth Opportunities
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/22/13 -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today
announced that Raja Koduri, 44, has rejoined the company as corporate
vice president, Visual Computing, reporting to Mark Papermaster,
senior vice president and chief technology officer. In his new role,
Koduri will have overall responsibility for driving AMD's innovation
in visual and accelerated computing.
"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," said Papermaster. "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
Koduri brings 20 years of hands-on experience advancing the visual
computing experience, from application software programming to GPU
design. During his career, he has led engineering teams toward
development and shipment of products in graphics hardware, graphics
software, parallel languages and power management.
Koduri was most recently director of graphics architecture at Apple
Inc., where he spearheaded developing the performance, quality,
programmability and power-saving features in the company's renowned
graphics processor roadmap and had an impact on the graphics roadmap
of the entire industry. Prior to Apple, Koduri served in a range of
graphics leadership roles at AMD and formerly at ATI. He led the
Graphics Products Group as chief technology officer, and during his
tenure drove leadership GPU performance initiatives in hardware and
software, created the GPU computing domain and made several hands-on
contributions to graphics quality and programmability features.
Koduri is the latest example of world-class processor engineering and
design talent to join AMD as the company continues to expand its
technical talent and IP portfolio to attack growth opportunities in
adjacent markets. Notable recent hires include: Charles Matar,
corporate vice president of SoC Development, who joined AMD from
Qualcomm; Wayne Meretsky, corporate vice president of Software IP
Development, a former Apple and P.A. Semi veteran; and Jim Keller,
chief architect of Microprocessor Cores, a noted computer architect
who joined AMD from Apple.
Koduri holds a Master of Technology degree in electronics and
communications from IIT Kharagpur, India.
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