As per President and CEO Jim Keller, Raja Koduri joining the board is a huge win for Tenstorrent. Keller has worked with Raja several times in the past. He is one of the few people in the industry that knows all aspects of the GPU, AI, CPU, and semiconductor businesses
Raja M. Koduri, the former Executive Vice President and Chief Architect of Intel Corporation, has joined the board of directors of Tenstorrent, a premier A.I. and RISC-V semiconductor firm.
Koduri has over 25 years of expertise directing graphics and computing architectures spanning the majority of the top semiconductor manufacturers in the market, including Apple, Intel, and AMD. Koduri recently left Intel to concentrate on creating his own real-time generative AI firm. He oversaw all facets of Intel’s graphics and accelerated computing businesses. Driving the convergence of CPU, GPU, and A.I. architectures was one of Koduri’s prior duties.
Adding Koduri to the board is the latest promising endorsement of the company’s technical roadmap. “Raja Koduri joining our board is a huge win for Tenstorrent. I have worked with Raja many times in the past. He is one of the few people in the industry that knows all aspects of the GPU, AI, CPU, and semiconductor businesses. His connections throughout the industry will be invaluable as we continue to grow and scale Tenstorrent’s business,” said Tenstorrent President and CEO Jim Keller.
“I’m thrilled to join the Board of Tenstorrent, a pioneering RISC-V and AI processor company led by the visionary Jim Keller, a close friend and esteemed colleague. Together, we aim to drive democratization of AI hardware across the globe” said Koduri.
Ljubisa Bajic, co-founder of Tenstorrent and its chief technology officer, is stepping down from a full-time position but will continue to work with the business as an advisor.
Along with Ivan Hamer and Milos Trajkovic, Bajic established Tenstorrent in 2016. He led the company’s expansion to unicorn status. This year, he switched executive roles with industry veteran Jim Keller to better represent the organization’s expanding size.
“Seeing Tenstorrent grow from an idea in a basement to a full fledged operation has been an incredible accomplishment,” said Bajic. “I’m looking forward to seeing our capable team take the company into its next era.”
“Ljubisa is a brilliant technologist and I am deeply grateful to him for driving Tenstorrent to what it is today,” said Tenstorrent CEO Jim Keller. “We are both incredibly proud of the work we have done together and I can’t wait to see what this next chapter holds for him.”
Tenstorrent’s flagship products, Grayskull and Wormhole, were developed under Bajic’s direction and now employ approximately 300 people across nine sites in nine different countries. These products will be released to the market later this year. He intends to undertake fresh endeavours and keep investigating the newest AI technologies.
In addition to Keller, the Tenstorrent leadership team has been joined recently by seasoned executives Keith Witek as Chief Operating Officer, David Bennett as Chief Customer Officer, Olof Johansson as Vice President of O.S. and Infrastructure Software, Matthew Mattina as Vice President of Machine Learning along with a stable of talent from AMD, ARM, Apple and Tesla.
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