AMD, a semiconductor company, has announced the appointment of Phil Rogers to corporate fellow.
In this role, Mr Rogers will continue developing advanced architectures and extend AMD’s software capabilities. Rogers’ emphasis on enhancing graphics processing unit (GPU) and central processing unit (CPU) interoperability through software and hardware innovations plays a central role in delivering performance optimization and power reduction advances for graphics and computing. Corporate fellow is the highest level of technical recognition at AMD, and is reserved for those who impact AMD’s business opportunities and technical breadth by providing a high degree of expertise, knowledge, creativity, and tactical and strategic direction.
Mr Rogers joined AMD with the ATI acquisition in 2006, and became an AMD senior fellow shortly thereafter. Since joining ATI Technologies in 1994, he served in increasingly senior architecture positions in the development of DirectX and OpenGL driver software. Rogers began his career at Marconi Radar Systems, where he designed digital signal processors for advanced radar systems. Rogers earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in electronic and electrical engineering from the University of Birmingham.
Mr Rogers will play a key role in software development for AMD’s ‘Fusion’ technology initiative, where CPUs and GPUs are combined and integrated to improve energy efficiency and performance capability. Rogers will focus on the software requirements necessary to bring together the GPU and CPU in a way that optimizes system power and performance, while maintaining software and application flexibility.