James will retain responsibility for Intel's software group, as well as remain chairman of McAfee, Intel's security software subsidiary. In addition, the structural changes expand James's responsibility for security beyond McAfee, including other product areas, Mulloy said. James will also be responsible for corporate planning and human resources, Mulloy said.
James has also been given responsibility for Intel's manufacturing group. According to Mulloy, this is an area that Intel's president traditionally oversaw in the years prior to Otellini.
Among the areas that will report directly to Kraznich are the Intel Architecture Group, which will be further restructured over the coming months, Mulloy said. Also reporting to Kraznich will be CFO Stacy Smith (who now has responsibility for Intel's venture capital arm, Intel Capital), Intel's legal department and government affairs, Mulloy said.
Renée James (right) with Peter Biddle, general manager of cloud services at Intel, at the Intel Developer Forum last September.
In the memo, Kraznich also outlined the creation of a new group, focused on devices, to be headed by Mike Bell, who formerly over saw Intel's mobile and communications group. Mulloy said the new group would focus on emerging product trends. The new group will help Intel "identify market opportunities for the company beyond the near term," Kraznich said.
Dadi Perlmutter, another 30 year Intel veteran who was most recently GM of the Intel Architecture Group, will work with Krzanich to develop a new structure for that group. After the IA Group has been restructured, Perlmutter will sit down with Krzanich and James to determine the next step in his career at Intel, Mulloy said.
"The idea for all of these changes is to shorten lines of communication and create an atmosphere where people can move more quickly," Mulloy said.
Mulloy also described the changes as "iterative." He expects Kraznich—who he called a very decisive person—to continue shaking things up as he deems necessary to streamline Intel and move the company more quickly.