SAN JOSE, Calif. - Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president and general manager of the Ultra Mobility Group (UMG) at Intel Corp., said that he will be leaving Intel ''to pursue other interests,'' according to the chip giant
Mike Bell, vice president of Intel Architecture Group (IAG), and Dave Whalen, vice president of IAG, will co-manage UMG.
“Intel remains committed to this business,” said David Perlmutter, executive vice president and Intel Architecture Group general manager, in a statement issued by Intel. “We continue to make the investments needed to ensure that the best user experience on smartphones and handhelds runs on Intel Architecture, and to ship a phone this year.''
Chandrasekher resigned amid Intel's faltering attempts to get into the cell-phone market, according to Bloomberg.
His group is responsible for low power Intel architecture products, ultra-mobile PCs, mobile internet devices, smart mobile and hand-held market segments. Chandrasekher's team is responsible for developing the technologies behind the Atom processor and Centrino Atom processor product families.
Intel's Atom has been unable to stop ARM's momentum in the handheld front. And Intel is struggling in wireless despite recently buying Infineon's baseband unit.