AMD Vice President and Head of Radeon Graphics Division Scott Herkelman announced his decision to leave the company. However, he won’t be leaving immediately – Herkelman will leave his post at the end of this year. He worked at AMD for seven years.
Herkelman decided to announce his departure from AMD shortly after attending the recent launch of the Radeon RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT graphics cards. Throughout his tenure at AMD, Herkelman was not just a representative of the company, he was, as they say, an unconditional supporter of Radeon graphics. Western media points out that Herkelman’s approachability and constant willingness to interact with the community have always distinguished him from other leaders. He often advocated for new products, shared news about future Radeon developments, and diligently solved problems faced by AMD graphics card owners. The latest example of this kind is the open discussion of defects in the evaporation chambers of cooling systems in the first batches of reference versions of Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics cards. All of this spoke to his utmost commitment to transparency and customer satisfaction.
“After seven years at AMD and launching three incredibly competitive generations of RDNA graphics architectures, I have decided to leave AMD at the end of this year. Good luck, AMD Radeon. I will miss each and every one of you…”— wrote Herkelman on his page on the social network X (formerly Twitter) on September 25th.
It is obvious that Herkelman will have no problems with further employment. Before joining AMD, he worked at NVIDIA, where he can most likely easily return if he wishes. Intel is also not used to despising free, talented top managers. Herkelman himself has not yet spoken about his future plans.
According to AMD’s official website, the role of Scott Herkelman has already been filled by Jack Huynh, who is currently senior vice president and general manager of AMD’s graphics division.