It's been turmoil for the AMD RTG (Radeon Technologies Group) this year. There has been a massive outflow of staff, new ones coming in and now Mike Rayfield, the general manager and senior vice president of AMD's Radeon Technologies Group announced that he will retire at the year's end as well.
Together with David Wang, who was added earlier this year, Mike Rayfield has been responsible for the anything Radeon after Raja Koduri left the company and moved to Intel. Interim Wang will fill the position for now until he can be replaced.
AMD shared the following statement:
Mike is retiring at the end of the year. He has made the decision to spend more time with his family and pursue his personal passions. David Wang will be interim lead for Radeon Technologies Group while we finalize search for a new business leader.
From the looks of things, he is retiring and not moving towards Intel. Rayfield had a good career with 30 years of experience in the industry working for names like Micron, but also Nvidia where he lead the team that developed Nvidia's Tegra. Let's hope this was the last name to move away from AMD, the Radeon team needs a stable and steady environment.