A couple of weeks ago the big news was that Jim Keller had left AMD to pursue other interests. Keller left after finishing the design of the future Zen architecture and a lot of people were wondering what his next project would be.
It's not official but WCCF Tech picked up Chinese rumors that claims Keller took up a position as chief architect at Samsung's R&D center in Austin, Texas. According to the rumor, Keller will help Samsung to improve its mobile processors.
But while Keller’s departure might have been bad news for AMD fans, looks like those belonging to the Samsung camp might be in for at treat soon. According to news from China, Keller might soon be joining Samsung, to work on the Korean manufacturer’s mobile processor division. This won’t be the first time he has helped developed mobile processor, as Keller was also involved in the development of Apple’s A4 and A5s processors for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s respectively.
Keller will be joining Samsung’s R&D centers in Austin, Texas as chief architect and will undoubtedly help the company further improve its mobile hardware offerings. After all, even though Samsung managed to gain quite a lead for itself with the debut of the 14nm FinFET for mobile processors, its competitors including TSMC are eager to catch up and are quickly developing their responses as well.