'

Martin Ashton has joined AMD Radeon

AMD continues to poach graphics talent

Martin Ashton has joined AMD Radeon

Martin Ashton has joined AMD Radeon

Back in January AMD started to reforge their Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) after the departure of Raja Koduri, placing the division under Mike Rayfield as a senior vice president of AMD and general manager of the RTG. During this time, the former ATI veteran David Wang was also hired as senior vice president of engineering.

We have confirmed that Martin Ashton has joined AMD as Corporate Vice President, reportedly taking a role within Radeon. Martin Ashton was Imagination Technologies' Executive Vice President of Engineering for 26 years, leaving in late 2016 to work with Intel on their graphics technologies. With experience at both Intel and Imagination Technologies, Ashton is an ideal candidate for a position within Radeon, especially given his experience developing the PowerVR graphics architecture. 

At AMD, Ashton will work under David Wang to develop Radeon's graphics roadmap and to create a new range of competitive products. Chip development takes a lot of time, so don't expect Ashton's addition to AMD to have consequences for Radeon in the near future. 

Martin Ashton has joined AMD Radeon  
AMD's Radeon Technologies Group has gone through a major transition over the past year, regrouping under new leadership to, hopefully, create highly competitive graphics products in the future.

Today, Nvidia is dominant in the graphics market, though things are set to heat up in the future thanks to Intel's planned entry into the GPU market in 2020 and RTG's recent re-organisation and their influx of new talent. 

You can join the discussion on Martin Ashton joining AMD's Radeon Technologies Group on the OC3D Forums

«Prev 1 Next»

Most Recent Comments

09-07-2018, 11:35:18

Arne Saknussemm
This is great news for AMD because Intel graphics are the....oh, wait....

Errr....Quote

09-07-2018, 11:36:59

Bartacus
This is like a really bad sports trade. AMD traded Raja to Intel for this guy, straight swap, with no draft picks for the future!Quote

09-07-2018, 12:11:16

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arne Saknussemm View Post
This is great news for AMD because Intel graphics are the....oh, wait....

Errr....
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bartacus View Post
This is like a really bad sports trade. AMD traded Raja to Intel for this guy, straight swap, with no draft picks for the future!
Erm, it's his experience with Imagination Technologies that has AMD interested. The guys that made ultra-low power graphics tech for mobile devices. His experience will be useful.Quote

09-07-2018, 14:09:38

Wraith
My bad, wrong Martin Ashton... makes sense now.

EDIT:

For clarity I thought you mean't this Martin Ashton.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/j89T0VSn8Tw/maxresdefault.jpgQuote

09-07-2018, 14:15:30

Bartacus
Quote:
Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Erm, it's his experience with Imagination Technologies that has AMD interested. The guys that made ultra-low power graphics tech for mobile devices. His experience will be useful.
Stop ruining my bad attempt at humor with your facts! Quote
Reply
x

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.