Apple continues assembling chip dream team; Koduri reportedly leaves ATI for Apple

“A day or so ago, we mentioned that Raja Koduri is leaving ATI and going, going… somewhere quite interesting. We’ve just heard from sources deep inside 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California that Raja is heading there,” Charlie Demerjian reports for The Inquirer.

Demerjian reports, “Between PA Semi, Bob Drebin and other things we can’t talk about yet, Apple is building up some serious hardware talent,” Demerjian reports.

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Demerjian earlier reported, “For those of you that don’t know who he is, Raja is one of the top few people at ATI, and highly respected by all who know him. Raja is one of the top few people at ATI, and highly respected by all who know him… Anything he puts his mind to is going to be interesting, count on that.”

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Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider, “Koduri began his professional career at S3 Graphics, where he spent four years as a director and engineering manager. In 2001, he made his way to ATI as Director of Advanced Technology Development and emerged as one of the leading designers of discrete graphics processors. With AMD’s purchase of ATI in 2006, he assumed the title of chief technology officer of the firm’s Graphics Product Group.”

“Apple has been building a brigade of expert chip designers for more than a year now, spearheaded by its acquisition of the 150-person fabless chip design firm P.A. Semi for $278 million last April,” Marsal reports. “As AppleInsider has pointed out in several reports since then, it’s widely believed that Apple is structuring a team capable of crafting a family of proprietary system-on-a-chip (SOC) designs that will provide the company with a sizable advantage over the broader market because, unlike the SoCs found in the existing iPhone and iPod touch, the new designs won’t be accessible to competitors.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James W.” for the heads up.]

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