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Intel CEO Otellini to retire in May

11/19/2012 03:00 PM EST
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resistion
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resistion   11/19/2012 4:41:23 PM
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A little surprisingly early, must be tough times ahead even for Intel.

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yalanand   11/20/2012 4:11:28 AM
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@resistion, if Intel has already not chosen its successor then yes it would be tough times ahead. I wonder if Intel has already some possible candidates in its mind.

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song-chou-1   11/19/2012 4:45:28 PM
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to resistion, I hear this is a results of Intel's mobile designs (Atom) are not competitive with the latest Cortex A15 (Snapdragon S4, A6X, Samsung Exynos and soon Nvidia Tegra 4). Asia OEMs have seen Atom 32 and 22nm roadmap and it is very uncompetitive. Intel sales team was saying it results from poor Power/Performance/Area metrics of Intel 22nm node. Now we are hearing Intel 14nm not going well and mobile parts pushed to 2H/14. This is why Intel needs new leadership. Head hunter search by Intel is looking for someone from outside with mobile phone experience.

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Peter Clarke   11/19/2012 6:24:51 PM
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Intel has never taken an outsider for the top job before. But maybe that is part of the problem.

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danny1024   11/20/2012 2:33:00 AM
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If only there were non-Asian OEMs in the smartphone/tablet industry...Oh Wait!

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fabdud   11/19/2012 5:08:08 PM
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My Resume is ready...Dear headhunters, feel free to contact me.

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Peter Clarke   11/19/2012 6:28:07 PM
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Paul Otellini was paid a package worth $17 million for his efforts in 2011 http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4370482/Intel-CEO-pay-2011 So if you think you can do a better job perhaps you should ask for $20 million.

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US Made   11/19/2012 5:47:26 PM
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How about Dadi, I use to work under him. He is a man who could turn things around... need to look at the entire cellphone in holistic manner (platform...). someone needs to make a difference rather than saying moore law in ever IDF (do not take me worng I have high respect for Gordon Moore).

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danny1024   11/20/2012 2:33:49 AM
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Probably best not to have a customer-facing CEO who has a heavier accent than Shimon Peres.

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Peter Clarke   11/19/2012 6:29:36 PM
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Dadi Perlmutter, Renee James, Stacy Smith are likely internal candidates.

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resistion   11/20/2012 1:15:05 AM
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Also Brian Krzanich, current COO? Although not as visible as Barrett or Otellini when they were COOs.

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yalanand   11/20/2012 4:06:09 AM
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@peter any possible external candidates for this job ? What qualities/experience will the Intel look for in its next CEO ?

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Peter Clarke   11/20/2012 10:12:18 AM
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@yalanland EE Times staff have a had look over the field in this story: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4401757/Intel-s-CEO-search

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nc3   11/19/2012 7:50:19 PM
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US Made - I also worked Intel and agree. "Moore's Law" is not a business model but that has been Intel's plan under Otellini. Silicon technology keeps changing for no real benefit at communication SOC level. Intel silicon manufacturing also does not understand low cost. My old Intel group still using foundry and would like to continue to use foundry rather than use Intel internal silicon. Andy Bryant is just wrong when he says " Intel can meet (the mobile challenge) though its superior chip making technology" . Otellini/Bryant just do not mobile SOC design and the failed high cost silicon strategy (copy exactly, design rule restrictions, Et cetra).

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danny1024   11/20/2012 2:35:40 AM
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How important is comm SoC? There are dozens of good vendors out there. The Intel fabs are used to high margin and high volume manufacturing but with Intel Foundry I think change is coming.

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1-mobileman   11/19/2012 8:36:27 PM
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Intel has been talking about a process technology lead for 15 years that would allow Intel to win the mobile market that has clearly not worked See this 15 year old Intel propaganda http://www.ece.umd.edu/courses/enee759h.S2003/references/Fazio_NVSMW_021703.pdf Bryant again saying more of the same http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2012/11/19/intel-chair-bryant-tried-to-get-otellini-to-stay-cherished-ceos-departure-a-hard-day/ "Otellini felt it was time to turn over the reins to a new generation as Intel admittedly faces challenges in the mobile computing arena ó challenges, however, that Bryant feels Intel can meet through its superior chip-making technology." Insanity to keep doing the same thing over and over and expect a different result. Time for an outsider to clean house and install a new management team that understand what it takes to win in mobile.

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yalanand   11/20/2012 4:15:12 AM
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@1-mobileman, true Intel lagged in mobile market. I really hope the next CEO of Intel will concentrate on this domain so that Intel can capture its lost ground in mobile moarket.

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sprite0022   11/20/2012 12:12:09 AM
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ok, I predicted this precisely last year. (check ee life, how long will intel last post) anyone interested in stock advice msg me...

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yalanand   11/20/2012 4:15:05 AM
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@peter

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yalanand   11/20/2012 4:15:16 AM
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@sprite0022, how did you predict that he would retire next year ? Were there any early signs that he would retire ?

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sprite0022   11/20/2012 8:53:52 AM
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@yalanand, very simple, Robert noyce, moore, grove... all get phd in science from top tier college( mit, caltech). the way Otelini look at a chip is just like a girl look at a shoe, he can't tell what's really driven it. all he know is how attractive it looks. check ultrabook as a good example...

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Peter Clarke   11/20/2012 10:17:03 AM
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@sprite0022 Apple has made a good career out of making consumer electronics look seductively attractive, to the extent that many people would pay a premium to own Apple products. That said, ultrabook is just the PC world catching up with thin light Mac computers, and not really a differentiator.

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sprite0022   11/20/2012 1:58:51 PM
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lol, the difference is intel is a chip company instead of a PC company. he need to make it faster, cheaper, cooler, more energy efficient etc. Otellini apparently has no clue on any of these factors...

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chipmonk0   11/21/2012 12:18:41 AM
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well put

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agk   11/21/2012 11:05:07 AM
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Being the CEO for Intel for 8 to 9 years is highly responsible and also fully loaded. People achieved their targets will always have the self satisfaction and they set an example to be followed by others.

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