Robert Hallock, Director of Technical Marketing, has announced that he is leaving AMD after “just over 12 adventure-packed years” at the company. It’s unclear where Hallock, who had described himself as a “PC gamer by night and AMD’s evangelist for processor technologies by day,” might be headed next.
From a post on Hallock’s Linkedin page:
After just over 12 adventure-packed years at AMD, I’m leaving to explore new opportunities and experiences. Over the years, I’ve had the honor and privilege of publicly teaching others about some truly stellar innovation: the Zen core family, 3D V-Cache, chiplet packaging, HBM memory, FreeSync, low-overhead graphics APIs, and much more. After working in both graphics and processors for roughly 6 years each, I’ve learned so much.
I’m drinking coffee on a Monday morning, and it has been strange not to flip through emails for the first time since 2010! But it has made me a bit nostalgic, and I wanted to publicly thank a few people past and present who had an outsized impact on my time at AMD.
Hallock shared a video on AMD’s official YouTube channel earlier this month regarding USB4, the latest version of the ubiquitous standard. USB4 Version 2.0 will deliver speeds of up to 80 Gbps over USB Type-C, according to a press release published by the USB Promoter Group on September 1.