Intel graphics exec promoted to executive VP within one month of Arc GPU launch

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What you need to know

  • Intel has promoted Raja Koduri from executive vice president to senior vice president, according to a recent report.
  • Koduri has led the company's Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics organization since last summer.
  • Under Koduri's leadership, Intel launched its Arc GPUs, which were designed to compete with graphics cards from NVIDIA and AMD.

Intel's Raja Koduri has been promoted from executive vice president to senior vice president, according to a report by The Register. Koduri has headed the tech giant's Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics division since summer 2021. During that time, Intel launched its Arc GPUs.

The news was shared through an internal memo that was seen by The Register. Koduri's LinkedIn profile describes him as senior vice president as well.

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger referred to the launch of the company's Arc graphics in his letter. "While this is the first step in a much longer journey, we've put the world on notice that there is a third high-performance GPU player in the game," said the CEO.

Gelsinger praised Koduri for "many contributions to Intel over the past four years," including Intel's re-entry into the consumer graphics space.

"Raja also drove several key changes in software, firmware and hardware development methodologies across Intel as we rebuilt our execution engine," said Gelsinger.

"Under Raja's leadership, we continue to execute on a multi-generation roadmap of Xe architecture, which is essential technology to deliver on our aspirations to power the infrastructure for Metaverse and Zetta-scale computing," Gelsinger said.

Before joining Intel in November 2017, Koduri was the senior vice president and chief architect of Radeon technologies at AMD. He also worked at AMD for over eight years before working as the director of graphics architecture at Apple from 2009 to 2013.

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