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Prominent NVIDIA Engineer, Tom Petersen for Join Intel; Will work on Xe GPU's



It seems that Intel becomes more aggressive with its recruitment drive (or should I say "Odyssey") to the Visual Technologies Team. After cheating the leader of the Radeon Technologies Group, Raja Koduri, Intel seems to have "persuaded" Tom Petersen one of the most prominent (former) faces at NVIDIA to change pages. He had worked as director of technical marketing there since 2005.

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Tom is popular with journalists and enthusiasts both for his calm temperament and his departure from NVIDIA was not entirely expected. Before NVIDIA he worked at IBM and Motorola as a CPU designer on the PowerPC team as well as the Engineering Director at Broadcom for one of their embedded quad-core chips.

Today was my last day as an NVIDIA employee. I miss them. They brought me through some hard times, and I'm forever grateful.

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Tom Petersen was the guy who cleaned up some mess, the NVIDIA marketing team, from Maxwell-based GTX 970 failure to async calculating drama that haunted team green, since DirectX12 was first implemented in AotS. He was also the guy who normally participated in product press press calls, and also responded to many criticisms after the launch.

Before Koduri and Petersen, Intel had also held a bunch of other veterans on board his discrete Xe GPU development team. These include the former Global Product Marketing Director at AMD, Chris Hook, Jim Keller, and Darren McPhee, who both played leading roles at AMD back in the day.

As HotHardware points out, this has not been made official yet, but it is certain that Tom Petersen will join Intel's Visual Technologies Team to benefit the Xe chips.

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