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Friday September 18, 2015

Legendary CPU Architect Jim Keller Leaves AMD

I guess the title of this story should be "Jim Keller leaves AMD...again." Maybe he is going back to Apple.

Well known for his work during AMD's heyday, Keller (pictured) was involved in the creation of the original Athlon architecture, K7, and then served as a lead architect on K8. After playing an instrumental role in developing the world's first native x86-64 bit architecture, Keller later joined Apple and helped develop the company's A4 and A5 SoCs before rejoining AMD in 2012 to spearhead the firm's upcoming Zen architecture.