Friday, December 20th 2019

Intel Hires Former AMD GPU Silicon Executive

Intel's latest talent acquisition from rival AMD, as it builds a GPU product lineup, is Masooma Bhaiwala. "After 15+ amazing years at AMD, I have decided to take on a different opportunity... It was a truly fun ride, with an incredible team, during which we built some truly cool chips," she wrote in a LinkedIn post. According to her profile, Bhaiwala takes the role of Vice President, discrete GPU SoCs, and works under Intel's Graphics and Throughput Computing Hardware Engineering group headed by Raja Koduri.

Koduri's team has been a glassdoor for former AMD executives and tech-leads. While it has hired engineering talent such as Balaji Kanigicherla, Kalyan Thumaty and Joseph Facca; it has simultaneously lost client-graphics marketing talent, with the likes of Chris Hook, Heather Lennon, and Jon Carvill waltzing out of the company in less than a year of their association. Besides Koduri's Intel's most priced tech talent acquisition is Jim Keller, who is working on a future high-IPC CPU core design for the company. While working for AMD, Keller's "Zen" microarchitecture coupled with CEO Lisa Su's leadership have scripted one of the biggest turnarounds in Silicon Valley.
Source: CRN
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46 Comments on Intel Hires Former AMD GPU Silicon Executive

#1
john_
I see people with roots from the same country as Koduri(if I am not mistaken, looking at their names) getting hired and people who are from different countries leaving. Could be a coincidence, or maybe it is not.
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#2
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
john_
I see people with roots from the same country as Koduri(if I am not mistaken, looking at their names) getting hired and people who are from different countries leaving. Could be a coincidence, or maybe it is not.
Trimming worthless personnel.
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#3
dicktracy
everyone’s hopping off the sinking ship that is Radeon.
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#4
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
john_
I see people with roots from the same country as Koduri(if I am not mistaken, looking at their names) getting hired and people who are from different countries leaving. Could be a coincidence, or maybe it is not.
well... More than 15% of the world population comes from India. TheFreemasons are limiting their use of contraceptives and use contrails to controll their minds. NOT coincidence. Revelations will be made. Repent.
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#5
erocker
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dicktracy
everyone’s hopping off the sinking ship that is Radeon.
Or, everybody is following Raja Koduri's mess.
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#6
stimpy88
Considering the mess Raja created at Radeon, I think it's a very good thing that his allies/hires are leaving AMD for the mess he will no doubt be starting to make at Intel. But hey, the money is good!
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#7
ratirt
People come and go but the world still spins. Intel has to start with something so hiring people with experience is the way to go as long as they want to work for the company. No surprise there.
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#8
notb
erocker
Or, everybody is following Raja Koduri's mess.
Funny how not so long ago Koduri was worshiped on this forum, but today his work is called "a mess".
Isn't Vega great anymore? What happened? :D

Just like HBM was praised as the future of GPUs and AMD's great advantage. :)
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#9
IceScreamer
Jesus Christ, some people on this forum are so whiny it's really unbearable.
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#10
stimpy88
Yet here you are, whining about people whining... Makes you far, far worse my friend.
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#11
AlienIsGOD
Vanguard Beta Tester
IceScreamer
Jesus Christ, some people on this forum are so whiny it's really unbearable.
BAHAHAHAHAHA got over it man, ppl have differing viewpoints so deal with it.
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#12
Prime2515102
Filching AMD's people is part of Intel's plan to steal their IP and intentionally get sued so they can bog them down in court for years and destroy them with piles of money until AMD has no choice but to give in and license the IP to Intel for pennies on what they would have been able to get otherwise, then take over the number two dGPU spot and simultaneously suck AMD's CPU R&D budget dry, relegating them back to the redheaded stepchild of CPU's.

Those dirty birdies... :p

P.S. No offense to redheaded stepchildren, it's just a figure of speech.
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#13
Khanivore
IceScreamer
Jesus Christ, some people on this forum are so whiny it's really unbearable.
That's human nature. Try getting out more. ;)
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#14
Unregistered
So.... Intel is continuing to buy everything about AMD except the name by buying all their personnel. Not necessarily a bad plan for a company with near unlimited supply of money. But cannot legally right out buy their tiny rival even if their bank account could without blinking.
#15
TurboFEM
"It was a truly fun ride, with an incredible team, during which we built some truly cool chips"

All their 300w+ GPUs, simultaneously:
-Am I a joke to you?
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#16
potato580+
amd somehwhat has been mine 1st choice before the 2nd, price matter for me, its consider a habbit for me to pay for cheapest stuff, speak abt power consumption, regardless wattage consuming inst under my concern, i pay for 1100kwh weekly just for one of small office, unless you guys cant pay for electricbill nvidia ofcourse is absoluty no match, anyway both equal pros &cons, aslong as is legit brand sure not a problems:toast:
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#17
Dave65
IceScreamer
Jesus Christ, some people on this forum are so whiny it's really unbearable.
Happens on all forums,.
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#18
potato580+
stimpy88
Yet here you are, whining about people whining... Makes you far, far worse my friend.
couldnt agree more :roll:
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#19
ZoneDymo
Mods pls clear this comment section up

Idk where these people come from but its rather unbecoming of TPU, very childish trolling unrelated comments.
notb
Funny how not so long ago Koduri was worshiped on this forum, but today his work is called "a mess".
Isn't Vega great anymore? What happened? :D

Just like HBM was praised as the future of GPUs and AMD's great advantage. :)
it IS the future of gpu's.... the only problem to this day, is price.
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#20
xkm1948
Hate Raja all you want, at least during Vega/Polaris days there were far less driver stability issues
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#21
Unregistered
After years of "sleeping" Intel must hire AMD CPU/GPU architects and R&D top managers to design new gen "Intel" CPU/GPU to compete AMD again. Funny. Looks like we will see soon some AMD's R&D dreams finished with Intel's R&D budget.
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#22
diatribe
Frick
... TheFreemasons are limiting their use of contraceptives and use contrails to controll their minds. NOT coincidence. Revelations will be made. Repent.
WTF?
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#23
chodaboy19
john_
I see people with roots from the same country as Koduri(if I am not mistaken, looking at their names) getting hired and people who are from different countries leaving. Could be a coincidence, or maybe it is not.
Racist much?
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#24
Vayra86
Has it occurred to anyone that expensive workforce leaving from AMD's GPU division might actually mean it was about time for them to go?

As in, there is simply nothing to do - what have they done the past years? It damn nearly screeched to a halt.
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#25
notb
yakk
So.... Intel is continuing to buy everything about AMD except the name by buying all their personnel. Not necessarily a bad plan for a company with near unlimited supply of money. But cannot legally right out buy their tiny rival even if their bank account could without blinking.
We have 2 companies making x86 CPUs on large scale and 3 working on high-power GPUs.

Where exactly is Intel going to find employees with needed experience? On Mars?

Some people here write stuff like if the only "reality" they had contact with was the second part of VR abbreviation.

Also, there's no proof that Intel runs an aggressive strategy of pulling people out of any competitor.
Maybe you're hoping to work in your current company for 50 years, but most people just change job from time to time. Where would an experienced AMD employee go next? To Walmart?
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