Raja Koduri leaves Intel to start generative AI gaming software company

After five years at Intel, Raja moves on.

Raja Koduri

Intel boss, Pat Gelsinger, took to Twitter yesterday to announce that Raja Koduri, Chief Architect, is leaving the firm at the end of this month to create a software company around generative AI for gaming, media and entertainment.

Having joined Intel from AMD in November 2017, Koduri became graphics head honcho and later headed up the Accelerated Computing Group (AXG) responsible for, among other launches, the Arc series of graphics cards for mobile, desktop and workstation.

Gelsinger reorganised overarching AXG in December 2022, resulting in Koduri assuming his former role as Chief Architect. In its present form, AXG is headed by interim leader Jeff McVeigh.

With seemingly no upward progression for Koduri within Intel, the sensible move is to bring his wealth of experience, knowledge and management to a new challenge.

Koduri has also taken to Twitter to express his thanks to Pat and the Intel team for the previous five years. Promising to share more about his next venture, we’re intrigued to see the fruits of his generative AI software labours.

On a personal note, Raja Koduri is an affable technology visionary whose extensive experience will hold him in good stead in the challenging times ahead.