Intel hired AMD chip design veteran Jim Keller away from his post as Tesla's autopilot head to lead the semiconductor company's silicon engineering team.
Keller began as a senior vice president at the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company at the end of April. In a statement, he said he will help build "the future of CPUs, GPUs, accelerators and other products for the data-centric computing era" at Intel.
Keller has more than 20 years of experience in x86 and ARM-based microarchitecture design across PCs, servers, mobile devices and cars. He most recently served as vice president of autopilot and low-voltage hardware at electric car manufacturer Tesla. Before that, he served as corporate vice president and chief cores architect at AMD and as vice president of engineering and chief architect at P.A. Semi, which Apple acquired in 2008. While at Apple, Keller led Apple's custom low-power mobile chip efforts.