AMD Appoints Michael Mantor As New Corporate Fellow
Graphics and parallel computing architect, Michael Mantor is moving up the ladder over at AMD as the company announced today that Michael has been appointed as AMD’s Corporate Fellow, the highest possible level of technical recognition, for his leadership in graphics engineering. Currently, there are only four people at AMD who hold the title of Corporate Fellow so it is a pretty big deal.
Mantor has in the past contributed his skills to a diverse range of AMD projects that include working on Xbox One and PS4 as well as multiple generations of Radeon GPU series. As Corporate Fellow, he will lead graphics and compute architecture teams in the development of next generation architectures to be used in PCs, game consoles, virtual reality devices, workstations, and super computers.
“Mike’s unique talents and industry expertise are instrumental to maintaining AMD’s industry leading graphics technologies and will be critical to advancing the industry into the immersive computing era,” Said Raja Koduri, senior VP and chief architect at AMD Radeon Technologies Group.
Michael joined AMD, back when it was known as commonly known as ATI, in 1991 and served as chief graphics architect on the latest generation of consoles which are powered by AMD chips. He has also been responsible for multiple other contributions to AMD as well as general graphics industry including 45 patents issued to date.
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