In June last year, Jim Keller, the CPU technology guru and the father of AMD Zen, suddenly announced his resignation from Intel. At that time, he joined Intel for only two years, so there were many rumors about his resignation. Generally speaking, when employees leave the company, they either have too little money or are not doing well,For Jim Keller, the salary and development space at Intel are not a problem. It's no worse than those years at AMD. After all, Intel has more capital strength.
So after he left,At that time, there was a rumor on the Internet that it was because he didn't conform to Intel's idea of high management and had a disagreement on the direction of CPU development, so he left in anger.
Many people believe this, so at that time, the official announcement that Jim Keller wanted to spend more time with his family was not believed, and was considered as a decent excuse.
Ian cutress, CPU editor in chief of AnandTech, a big website in the industry, revealed something different,He said that Jim Keller's departure is really no company conflict. He just wants to spend more time with his family.
If this disclosure is accurate, there will be no doubt about leaving Intel in June 2020. Jim Keller's style of doing things is really unusual.