AMD top exec leaves to join Nvidia

By on July 24, 2012
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Another loss for AMD.

AMD’s VP of Strategic Development, Bob Feldstein, has apparently left the company and begun work with Nvidia as VP of Technology licensing, according to an early report by Wall Street.

Feldstein began work with AMD back in 2006 when the Intel rival purchased the graphics card manufacturer ATI. He was in charge of running a Boston based group within AMD that was credited for making Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Nintendo’s Wii have ATI chips in them. The group has also secured AMD’s position as supplier of the GPU in the next generation of consoles from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo’s Wii U.

Feldstein’s departure to Nvidia may not mark a contradictory move from Nvidia into the console market, but instead provide new inroads into developing technologies such as the ‘GeForce GRID’ whereby Nvidia hosts games on their servers for customers who don’t have high-end hardware.

In a statement to Forbes, Nvidia said Feldstein will help Nvidia “think through current and possible future technology licensing projects.”


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