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Intel's Chief Architect Raja Koduri Is Leaving the Company to Found a Generative AI Startup

The computer engineer shared that he was planning to retire but his interest in the generative AI space reignited his enthusiasm to venture into software for a while.

Intel's Chief Architect Raja Koduri will be leaving the company to establish a startup focused on generative AI gaming software. Koduri's departure from the company takes place five years after he joined Intel in November 2017.

The news of the computer engineer's exit was announced by Intel's CEO Pat Gelsinger and later Koduri himself on Twitter, with Gelsinger revealing Koduri's further plan includes launching a new software company that will focus on "generative AI for gaming, media, and entertainment."

"Thank you, Raja Koduri, for your many contributions to Intel tech & architecture-especially w/high-performance graphics that helped bring 3 new product lines to market in ‘22. Wishing you success as you create a new software co. around generative AI for gaming, media & entertainment," Gelsinger wrote.

In his reply, Koduri thanked Gelsinger and Intel "for many cherished memories and incredible learning over the past 5 years." "Will be embarking on a new chapter in my life, doing a software startup as noted below. Will have more to share in coming weeks," he wrote.

Koduri was appointed as the head of Intel's AXG graphics unit last year, but following a restructuring, he stepped down and took the role of Chief Architect – the same position he held when he first joined Intel in 2017, following a five-year tenure at AMD.

In an interview with CRN, Koduri shared that he had given serious thought to retiring, especially after taking medical leave towards the end of last year following "27 years with GPU companies and 22 generations of GPU hardware." However, according to him, his interest in the generative AI sector reignited his enthusiasm to venture into software for a while.

"The generative AI space rekindled my passion to get into software for a bit and hopefully even the playing field leveraging non-CUDA hardware for this workload. That’s the genesis for [my] startup," he said.

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