The director of technical marketing leaves two weeks before the marketing of the Ryzen 7000…
Robert Hallock, director of technical marketing at AMD, announced his departure from the company on Linkedin. He had worked for AMD since 2010. Recently, he had notably ensured the “after-sales service” of the – brief – presentation of the Ryzen 7000 at Computex 2022, with many clarifications. He managed relations with the community on social networks but also with the press. His departure falls rather badly, since it comes only two weeks before the marketing of the AMD Zen 4 processors.
Here is the (translated) message he posted on LinkedIn :
“After just over 12 adventurous years at AMD, I am off to explore new opportunities and experiences. Over the years, I’ve had the honor and privilege to publicly teach others about truly remarkable innovations: the Zen Core Family, 3D V-Cache, Chiplet Packaging, HBM Memory, FreeSync, low overhead graphics APIs, and more. After working in graphics and processors for about 6 years each, I learned a lot.
I’m drinking coffee on a Monday morning, and it feels weird not to be flipping through emails for the first time since 2010! It made me a little nostalgic, and I wanted to publicly thank a few people, past and present, who made a huge impact during my time at AMD. […]. »
Robert Hallock concludes in these terms: “Thank you all for being good teachers and colleagues. The semiconductor industry is very small, and I got to see it at its best with the players above. Now, I’m not sure what will happen next; I’m going to take the time to travel a bit to think about it […]. »
Who will replace him ?
As of this writing, we don’t yet know who will take Robert Hallock’s place at AMD. The only certainty: his replacement will have a hell of a baptism of fire. Indeed, as mentioned at the beginning of the article, the Zen 4 chips will be launched in exactly two weeks.