AMD has split its graphics chip unit into separate businesses from its CPU company, calling it Radeon Technology Group.
Nine years ago, AMD bought ATI’s graphics processor business and CEO Lisa Su felt like it was the right move to split it from the rest of the company to allow for the division to focus more on gaming and virtual reality.
“With the creation of the Radeon Technologies Group we are putting in place a more agile, vertically-integrated graphics organization focused on solidifying our position as the graphics industry leader, recapturing profitable share across traditional graphics markets, and staking leadership positions in new markets such as virtual and augmented reality.” Su said in the press release today by AMD.
Raja Koduri will be leading the new division and was promoted to sensor vice president and chief architect of Radeon Technologies Group.
“AMD is one of the few companies with the engineering talent and IP to make emerging immersive computing opportunities a reality,” said Koduri. “Now, with the Radeon Technologies Group, we have a dedicated team focused on growing our business as we create a unique environment for the best and brightest minds in graphics to be a part of the team re-defining the industry.”