Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday August 01, 2012

Jim Keller Re-Joins AMD as Vice President and Chief Architect for CPU Cores

AMD has announced that Jim Keller has re-joined AMD as CVP and Chief Architect for CPU Cores reporting to Mark Papermaster. If the name sounds familiar, that would be because Mr. Keller was lead architect for K8, co-author of the HT specification, co-author of the 64 bit x86 spec and part of the system engineering team that launched the K7.

With more than 30 years in the semiconductor industry, Mr. Keller has spent the past several years as the director of platform architecture at Apple and was a member of the team responsible for A4 and A5 mobile processor design. He previously served as the VP of Design for PA Semi; and at Sibyte, he created a scalable family of devices resulting in a successful business for Broadcom. Read the press release and Mr. Keller's bio here.

From AMD:

AMD announced today that Jim Keller, 53, has joined the company as corporate vice president and chief architect of AMD's microprocessor cores, reporting to chief technology officer and senior vice president of technology and engineering Mark Papermaster. In this role, Keller will lead AMD's microprocessor core design efforts aligned with AMD's ambidextrous strategy with a focus on developing both high-performance and low-power processor cores that will be the foundation of AMD's future products.