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AMD recruits Apple processor guru as chief chip architect

8/1/2012 01:09 PM EDT
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Adam S.
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Adam S.   8/10/2012 7:27:17 PM
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More info on Jim Keller: http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2012/8/1/amd-poaches-jim-keller-from-apple2c-one-of-greatest-contemporary-cpu-architects.aspx

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markhahn0   8/7/2012 6:54:21 PM
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puzzled! apple has done nothing distinguished in chip engineering - their main strengths are cosmetic design and supply-chain management. apple's SoC is mundane...

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Adam S.   8/6/2012 1:00:27 PM
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Nothing to do with Opteron? Anand would beg to differ: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6129/apple-a4a5-designer-k8-lead-architect-jim-keller-returns-to-amd

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t.alex   8/4/2012 9:48:34 AM
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He sure knows how to hide it :)

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rick merritt   8/4/2012 5:30:04 AM
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My mistake. I had Keller mixed up with someone else.

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TarraTarra!   8/3/2012 10:18:13 PM
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Untrue! He had *nothing* to do with Opteron. He has been around succesful designs and is certainly knowledgeable on them but he has not been the chief architect for any of the shipping Apple or AMD parts.

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rick merritt   8/2/2012 2:31:46 PM
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Keller was one of the engineers behind Opteron, the generation that really made an innovative leap over Intel by integrating the memory controller and a coherent bus (HyperTransport) on a server chip. AMD needs some of that leap ahead product innovation today. It now has all the pieces in place with leading graphics cores, multiple x86 cores, an ARM partnership--and now a returning veteran microprocessor designer.

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Foundryguy1   8/2/2012 12:10:07 PM
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I hope so. Mobile chips will be the market over time.

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Peter Clarke   8/2/2012 10:06:38 AM
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It all depends how that is done but it probably wouldn't go down very well with Apple.

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t.alex   8/2/2012 7:46:50 AM
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Maybe he can build a good team by pulling more engineers from Apple.

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