Last year AnandTech founder Anand Shimpi retired from journalism to join Apple and now Scott Wasson, co-founder and editor in chief of The Tech Report, announces he's taking up a position at AMD. Wasson explains that a couple of months ago, he got a call from Raja Koduri, the head of the Radeon Technologies Group, who offered him a position to implement frame-time-based testing methods to deliver the best possible experiences for gamers. You can read Wasson's full farewell blog post over here.
Some months ago, I got a phone call from Raja Koduri, who heads up the newly formed Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. Raja asked me if I'd be interested in coming to work at AMD, to help implement the frame-time-based testing methods for game performance that I've championed here at TR. In talking with Raja, I came to see that he has a passion for doing things the right way, for creating better experiences for Radeon owners. He was offering me a unique opportunity to be a part of that effort, to move across organizational lines and help ensure that the Radeon Technologies Group creates the best possible experiences for gamers. AMD is a company facing some distinct challenges right now, but it's also loaded with potential—and the Radeon Technologies Group has a renewed vision and focus under Raja's leadership.
In the end, this opportunity was simply too good to pass up. Early in the new year, I will be joining AMD in my new role. As a result, I'll be stepping down as Editor-in-Chief of The Tech Report.