Andrew Richards

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Andrew is a non-exec director of the Melting Pot and CEO and co-founder of Codeplay. Andrew started his career writing video games, in the days of 8-bit computers, progressing to become a lead games programmer at Eutechnyx, where he wrote best-selling titles such as Pete Sampras Tennis and Total Drivin’. He used the combined knowledge from his degree in Computing and Physics from Cambridge University to develop innovative physics simulation technologies for those games. Seeing a gap in the development tools technology required for modern games, Andrew researched and developed compiler technology, and founded Codeplay in 2002. Codeplay have been producing compilers for games consoles, special-purpose processors and GPUs since then. As well as being CEO and Founder of Codeplay Software Ltd, Andrew is also the Chair of the Software working group of the HSA Foundation and the Chair of the SYCL™ for OpenCL™ sub-group of the Khronos Group. Today, Codeplay is a world-leading specialist in heterogeneous computing technology, working on high-end mobile graphics and research into future graphics and processing technologies.