After a brief tenure working in Intel's graphics business, developer relations guru Richard Huddy is rejoining AMD. We received an e-mail from the company this morning with the details:
AMD is proud to announce the return of the well-respected authority in gaming, Richard Huddy. After three years away from AMD, Richard returns as AMD's Gaming Scientist in the Office of the CTO - he'll be serving as a senior advisor to key technology executives, like Mark Papermaster, Raja Koduri and Joe Macri. AMD is extremely excited to have such an industry visionary back. Having spent his professional career with companies like NVIDIA, Intel and ATI, and having led the worldwide ISV engineering team for over six years at AMD, Mr. Huddy has a truly unique perspective on the PC and Gaming industries.
Mr. Huddy rejoins AMD after a brief stint at Intel, where he had a major impact on their graphics roadmap. During his career Richard has made enormous contributions to the industry, including the development of DirectX and a wide range of visual effects technologies.
Huddy joined Intel in December 2011 amid a series of prominent departures from AMD's executive team. We're interested to see what Huddy's return signals for AMD's graphics business. Huddy will apparently discuss his return in a video later this week. We'll share that with you as soon as it becomes available.