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Robert Hallock to Leave AMD After 12 Years

Robert Hallock, director of technical marketing at AMD, announced on LinkedIn that he is leaving the company after 12 years. (opens in new tab).

Hallock was a public figure for the company, working with the AMD fan community on platforms such as Reddit, Discord, and YouTube, as well as giving press briefings.

“Over the years, I have had the honor and privilege to publicly teach others about truly great innovations such as the Zen Core family, 3D V-Cache, Chiplet packaging, HBM memory, FreeSync, and low-overhead graphics APIs. ,” Hallock wrote in the post. “I learned a lot after working with both graphics and processors for about six years each.”

Hallock didn’t elaborate on where he’s going next. Writing on LinkedIn that he’ll be traveling while he ponders his next move, Hallock is one of AMD’s most prominent employees to leave in recent years.

In 2017, then-Raja Koduri, Radeon chief, left AMD and now leads Intel’s graphics group, which includes Arc. In 2018, Chris Hook, then Senior His Director of Global Product Marketing, retired after his 17-year career at ATI. That’s the same year Jim Anderson, General Manager and Senior Vice President of the Computing and Graphics Group, left. (Anderson currently serves as president and CEO of Lattice Semiconductor.) In 2019, another spokesperson announced his retirement. in a tweet.

It’s unclear who will replace Hallock at AMD. AMD did not respond to requests for comment prior to publication, but will update if we hear back. He will retire shortly before the launch of his Ryzen 7000 desktop processor for AMD with the 5nm Zen 4 architecture. These chips will launch on his September 27th, so if AMD wants to explain in public what his PC builders can get out of these chips, get his shoes on right away. Need to find someone to fill.

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