Veteran chip designer Jim Keller has left Intel after just two years at the firm. The company said Keller was resigning his position effective immediately due to unspecified “personal reasons”.
He will serve as a consultant to the company for six months to smooth the transition period, said Intel. According to AnandTech’s Ian Cutress, Keller will be consulting exclusively for Intel during that time.
Keller is an industry veteran who has shared his skills with companies such as Apple, AMD, and Tesla and was seen as a key hire for Intel when he joined them in April 2018.
AnandTech reports that while at Intel, Keller was working to streamline the company’s silicon development process while creating platforms that would help the company to build its future products.
In an internal memo, Intel’s chief engineering officer Murthy Renduchintala thanks Keller for his work.
“Many of us have witnessed first-hand Jim’s technical strength in CPU design and passion for silicon engineering,” he said.
He added: “I personally very much appreciated his efforts to help us advance Intel’s product leadership”.