Raja Koduri to head Intel architectural roadmap

Posted on Friday, Jun 12 2020 @ 16:07 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Yesterday's surprise announcement from Intel concerned the departure of CPU rockstar architect Jim Keller. After working at Intel for two years, he's now leaving "for personal reasons." WCCF Tech got its hands on an internal memo from Intel that has some more background information. It's claimed that Keller is indeed leaving for personal reasons, and a desire to spend more time with this family. The memo also reveals that a portion of Keller's team will now be reporting to Raja Koduri, who will now drive Intel's architectural roadmap.

Here's a small excerpt from the memo, which was written by Murthy, Intel's manufacturing head:
I am writing to share the news that for personal reasons Jim Keller has resigned from Intel after two years, effective today. Prior to his departure, Jim will take on a consulting role for six months to assist with the transition. I am very sad to see him go and wish him well.

Many of us have witnessed first-hand Jim’s technical strength in CPU design and passion for silicon engineering. He was a champion of our technologists and fearless in his pursuit of innovation. I personally very much appreciated his efforts to help us advance Intel’s product leadership.

Now is the right time to implement a new organizational structure and succession plan to continue our focus on execution, decision-making and innovation. We are creating a nimbler structure with groups formed from teams previously in SEG and IPSG that will provide clear accountability and greater alignment with the business units.

We have a vastly experienced team of technical leaders within TSCG and I am fortunate to be able to draw on this talent as we evolve the team. I am pleased to announce that Sundari Mitra, Gene Scuteri, Daaman Hejmadi and Navid Shahriari will take on new leadership roles reporting to me, effective immediately.

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