The man in charge of hardware at OUYA is waving goodbye.
OUYA's had a pretty wild ride since it launched as a Kickstarter project in July of 2012. Now it looks like one of the company's founding team members wants off the train. TechCrunch reports that Muffi Ghadiali, a man who played an instrumental role in the Kickstarter campaign and getting OUYA to market, has left OUYA. Ghadiali's job at OUYA involved managing all hardware development from concept to mass production as well as managing business relationships with Nvidia, Broadcom, TI and more. OUYA confirmed Ghadiali's departure but didn't offer specifics when it came to the reason for his departure or where he was headed.
OUYA is focusing more on the next phase of the business and product development. -"We've made some recent changes including the departure of Muffi Ghadiali who was invaluable during the launch of OUYA. As is to be expected, OUYA is an ever-changing business, and as we continue to grow our needs shift accordingly."
A TechCrunch source told the site that Ghadiali left of his own accord. His LinkedIn still lists VP of Product Development at OUYA as his current position. Previous employers include Lab126 (Amazon), HP, and Synaptics.