One of the biggest people behind the rise of AMD’s Radeon GPU business has announced that he will be leaving the company soon. Scott Harkelman, who has served as senior vice president and general manager of the graphics business unit at AMD since 2016, revealed today that he will leave before the end of 2023.
Herkelman did Announced on X (formerly Twitter). His message stated that he will “miss each and every one” of his teammates in the AMD Radeon division, adding, “May you continue to punch above your weight class and one day… beat the final boss.”
After seven years at AMD and launching three increasingly competitive generations of RDNA graphics architectures, I have decided to leave AMD at the end of this year.
I will miss each and every one of you, fighting shoulder to shoulder in the trenches…
– Scott Herkelman (@sherkelman) September 25, 2023
Herkelman did not mention why he is leaving AMD at this time, nor did he reveal what his next job will be. as Videocardz notedGod AMD official website already lists Jack Hoin as senior vice president and general manager of the computing and graphics business group.
CRN He has word from AMD that Huynh will take over as general manager of the Graphics Business Group on an interim basis, which means the company may be looking for a permanent replacement. AMD’s statement added:
Scott Harkelman has chosen to leave AMD. We are grateful for Scott’s leadership and significant contributions to AMD’s graphics business over the past seven years. He will remain until the end of the year to support a smooth transition.
Herkelman was previously the general manager of NVIDIA’s GeForce graphics business before joining AMD in 2016. Under his leadership, the Radeon division made itself more competitive with NVIDIA’s GeForce products with the introduction of the RDNA architecture in 2019.