Robert Hallock leaves AMD after 12 years
Hallock is leaving to ‘explore new opportunities and experiences’
AMD’s Director of Technical Marketing is stepping down
AMD’s Technical Marketing Director, Robert Hallock, has announced on LinkedIn that he has left AMD, where he has been an employee for over 12 years. Many PC enthusiasts will know him as @AMD_Robert on Reddit, or as one of AMD’s more public-facing employees. He frequently appears in YouTube technology overviews from AMD, and often takes part in interviews with Influencers or members of the press. Simply put, Hallock is one of AMD’s most recognisable faces.
Hallock has stated that he has left AMD to “explore new opportunities and experiences”, and that he is “not sure what happens next”. He will be taking some time to travel and think about his future. Friday was Hallock’s last day working at AMD.
On LinkedIn, Hallock thanked many of is ex-colleagues at AMD, the hardware reviewer community, and the AMD communities on Discord and Reddit. To say the least, Robert Hallock’s absence will leave a hole in AMD that will be difficult to fill. His departure comes shortly before the launch of AMD’s Ryzen 7000 series of processors, and not long before AMD’s planned release of RDNA 3 based graphics cards.
After just over 12 adventure-packed years at AMD, I’m leaving to explore new opportunities and experiences. Over the years, I’ve had the honor and privilege of publicly teaching others about some truly stellar innovation: the Zen core family, 3D V-Cache, chiplet packaging, HBM memory, FreeSync, low-overhead graphics APIs, and much more. After working in both graphics and processors for roughly 6 years each, I’ve learned so much.
At this time, AMD has not confirmed who will be replacing Hallock as their new Technical Marketing Director. It would not be wise for AMD to leave this job vacant for long, as AMD’s marking teams will need to be ready for AMD’s upcoming product launches. AMD’s Ryzen 7000 series processors launch this month, and these CPUs will be quickly followed by new graphics cards.
We wish Robert Hallock the best in his future ventures.
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AMD marketing director Robert Hallock steps down on eve of Ryzen 7000 Series launch
After a 12-year run, popular figure at AMD decides to call it a day.
Fan favourite will be taking some time out before deciding what comes next.
Robert Hallock has announced his departure from AMD after 12 years at the company.
The popular figure, often cited as the face of AMD among the enthusiast company, moulded the role of marketing director to his own unique style, and proved a popular figure among the community.
Announcing his decision via Linkedin, Hallock states “I’m leaving to explore new opportunities and experiences” and though he’ll be “taking some time to travel and think about” his next steps, rumours of possible destinations are already running rife.
We won’t speculate but will take this moment to thank Robert for his contributions to the industry. His interaction directly with AMD fans always felt relatable and having just recently chatted to Club386 about all things Zen 4, we’ll miss his insight and enthusiasm.
In his last post at r/AMD, where he remained an active figure throughout his tenure, Hallock took the time to share his appreciation directly:
“I wanted to thank this community for all the years of good talk and good questions. I started this account 9-10 years ago because I believed there was a healthy opportunity for customers to be heard inside AMD, and that there should be someone to advocate for them. I’m a user, too. AMD believed in that, and believed in me to try. I am grateful for the opportunity.”
Marketing Director Robert Hallock Resigns From AMD Amid Ryzen 7000 Series Launch
AMD’s marketing director Robert Hallock leaves the company just before the launch of Ryzen 7000 series causing uncertainty among fans.
Robert Hallock, AMD’s director of technical marketing, made the announcement on LinkedIn that he was leaving the business after 12 years.
Hallock served as the company’s public face, speaking with the AMD fan community on Reddit, Discord, YouTube, and other channels in addition to briefing the media.
Commenting on his experience in the company Robert said:
Over the years, I’ve had the honor and privilege of publicly teaching others about some truly stellar innovation: the Zen core family, 3D V-Cache, chiplet packaging, HBM memory, FreeSync, low-overhead graphics APIs, and much more. After working in both graphics and processors for roughly 6 years each, I’ve learned so much.”
Hallock hasn’t specified his next destination. He stated on LinkedIn that he would be travelling as he considered his next course of action. Hallock is just one of many well-known AMD employees who have left in recent years.
Raja Koduri, who oversaw Radeon at AMD until 2017, now oversees Intel’s graphics division, which includes Arc. After 17 years in a career that began at ATI, Chris Hook, who was then the senior director of global product marketing, retired in 2018. Jim Anderson, the general manager and senior vice president of the computing and graphics business, resigned his position in the same year.
Who will replace Hallock at AMD is unknown. Prior to publication, AMD declined a request for comment; but, if they do, we’ll update. Just before AMD’s Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs, which are based on the 5nm Zen 4 architecture, go on sale Robert has decided to part his ways.
The release date of those chips is September 27, therefore AMD needs to quickly find a replacement if it wants a public spokesperson to describe what PC manufacturers will gain from them.
The strict competition in the industry has led to multiple resignations and hires. It is interesting to see how AMD copes up with such twist of events.
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