Sunday January 31, 2016

Jim Keller Now Leads Tesla’s Autopilot Team

The automaker believes that Keller’s hardware engineering experience and low-power design expertise will be of great benefit to the company’s various programs.

Keller first worked at AMD in the late 90’s when it was in fierce competition with Intel in the CPU market. He was a key player in the creation of the Athlon K7 architecture, as well as the lead architect of the company’s K8 architecture. He left AMD in 1999, but came back in 2012 as ‘Chief Architect of Microprocessor Cores’ after a big role at Apple where he played a major role in developing the Cupertino company’s A4 and A5 processors, which powered most of Apple’s mobile devices from 2010 to 2012.