Intel graphics chip market head Raja M Koduri to leave

Intel has confirmed the resignation of Raja M Koduri, executive vice president of graphics chip market, at the end of March.
Intel PC chips at trade showIntel Chief Executive Officer Pat Gelsinger announced the move in a tweet on Tuesday. Pat Gelsinger said Koduri is leaving to start a new company focused on generative artificial intelligence for gaming, media and entertainment.

In a reply to Gelsinger on Twitter, Raja Koduri confirmed the move and said he would share more about the startup company in coming weeks.

Raja Koduri, a veteran of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Apple, joined Intel five years ago. He was part of a wave of outsiders hired by Intel, which had been known in the chip industry for promoting executives from within, to rethink the company’s approach as it lost market share to rivals.

Raja Koduri oversaw Intel’s efforts to develop chips that would compete with rivals like AMD and Nvidia. Intel split that unit into two groups late last year amid a round of cost-cutting.

Pat Gelsinger said that Randhir Thakur, who has overseen efforts to start manufacturing chips for outside customers, is also leaving at the end of March. Intel said Tuesday that Stuart Pann has been appointed to oversee that business.