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GroovyGeek   5/2/2013 3:05:24 PM
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Yawn...

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Yawn...

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resistion   5/2/2013 3:11:44 PM
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Just noticed the president/CEO separation, wonder what that entails.

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resistion   5/2/2013 3:11:44 PM
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Just noticed the president/CEO separation, wonder what that entails.

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Dinesh B   5/2/2013 3:24:01 PM
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Intel had a great opportunity to reinvent itself by bringing in an outsider who could have shaken things up and perhaps got the company growing again (just like IBM did with Lou Gerstner). Instead by playing it safe and promoting an insider, Intel will continue to stagnate and never really regain its lost glory. As one indicator of their lack of growth, Intel stock has stayed flat for the past decade or more. Pretty pathetic performance.

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Dinesh B   5/2/2013 3:24:01 PM
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Intel had a great opportunity to reinvent itself by bringing in an outsider who could have shaken things up and perhaps got the company growing again (just like IBM did with Lou Gerstner). Instead by playing it safe and promoting an insider, Intel will continue to stagnate and never really regain its lost glory. As one indicator of their lack of growth, Intel stock has stayed flat for the past decade or more. Pretty pathetic performance.

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sranje   5/2/2013 3:41:21 PM
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A great selection and positions Intel quite well for future.

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sranje   5/2/2013 3:41:21 PM
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A great selection and positions Intel quite well for future.

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Les_Slater   5/2/2013 3:43:50 PM
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I think the most interesting is naming Renee James as president. This reflects the recognition of the importance of the broader ecosystem that Intel is part of.

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Les_Slater   5/2/2013 3:43:50 PM
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I think the most interesting is naming Renee James as president. This reflects the recognition of the importance of the broader ecosystem that Intel is part of.

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Les_Slater   5/2/2013 4:03:42 PM
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Wouldn't be so quick to be so pessimistic about the future of Intel. I like what they've done. Making James pres is will shake things up. Did you notice there's no serious hardware design experience at the top?

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Les_Slater   5/2/2013 4:03:42 PM
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Wouldn't be so quick to be so pessimistic about the future of Intel. I like what they've done. Making James pres is will shake things up. Did you notice there's no serious hardware design experience at the top?

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GroovyGeek   5/2/2013 4:30:23 PM
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Or a move borne out of political correctness. Crediting James with 10x increase in software revenue is ludicrous, as most of that came from the acquisition of McAfee. Rumor is that she is not particularly well liked internally. Choosing Krzanich over Perlmuter is very contradictory. On one hand it is a statement that mobile is not doing well. On the other hand it is saying that Intel will keep doing what it is doing. Manufacturing is where they shine, did they really need another Craig Barrett at the top? I agree with the observation on the serious lack of product expertise at the top.

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GroovyGeek   5/2/2013 4:30:23 PM
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Or a move borne out of political correctness. Crediting James with 10x increase in software revenue is ludicrous, as most of that came from the acquisition of McAfee. Rumor is that she is not particularly well liked internally. Choosing Krzanich over Perlmuter is very contradictory. On one hand it is a statement that mobile is not doing well. On the other hand it is saying that Intel will keep doing what it is doing. Manufacturing is where they shine, did they really need another Craig Barrett at the top? I agree with the observation on the serious lack of product expertise at the top.

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Les_Slater   5/2/2013 5:49:28 PM
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If you mean the desires of the street by political correctness, then I would tend to think the street is correct here. It seems to me that bringing manufacturing to the top makes sense. If you can't build them then direction matters little. As far as Perlmutter is concerned Intel's answer is James. Hardware is going to be responsible to software and market.

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Les_Slater   5/2/2013 5:49:28 PM
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If you mean the desires of the street by political correctness, then I would tend to think the street is correct here. It seems to me that bringing manufacturing to the top makes sense. If you can't build them then direction matters little. As far as Perlmutter is concerned Intel's answer is James. Hardware is going to be responsible to software and market.

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US Made   5/2/2013 7:51:04 PM
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Please makes sure we get your IMBOS ready, streamline process more, create BKMs for BKMs. simple changes requires 6 levels of approvals... another IBM or GE... park your money for dividends and ONLY count on your dividends...

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US Made   5/2/2013 7:51:04 PM
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Please makes sure we get your IMBOS ready, streamline process more, create BKMs for BKMs. simple changes requires 6 levels of approvals... another IBM or GE... park your money for dividends and ONLY count on your dividends...

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skyhawk2   5/2/2013 9:35:17 PM
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great Intel is getting into the foundry game, as soon as the market picks up, Intel foundry customers will quickly learned who will get the capacity first. Intel great marketing machine for the past 30 years is in trouble, they completely missed the mobile, handset, tablet market, and now they want to manufacture and sell wafers, which is typical of IDM. While ARM is selling IPs only and kicking butts, and doesn't even owned a fab. So now Intel wants to sell foundry so it can make money to retain its mfg. base. May be i have been in foundry too long and dont know how to make money.

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skyhawk2   5/2/2013 9:35:17 PM
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great Intel is getting into the foundry game, as soon as the market picks up, Intel foundry customers will quickly learned who will get the capacity first. Intel great marketing machine for the past 30 years is in trouble, they completely missed the mobile, handset, tablet market, and now they want to manufacture and sell wafers, which is typical of IDM. While ARM is selling IPs only and kicking butts, and doesn't even owned a fab. So now Intel wants to sell foundry so it can make money to retain its mfg. base. May be i have been in foundry too long and dont know how to make money.

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resistion   5/2/2013 9:49:31 PM
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22 nm foundry cases before 22 nm atom obviously means Intel falling back in mobile.

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resistion   5/2/2013 9:49:31 PM
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22 nm foundry cases before 22 nm atom obviously means Intel falling back in mobile.

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sprite0022   5/3/2013 12:23:58 AM
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this lady seems all promising, i can see strength, power, hope, determination,... everything in her eyes.

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sprite0022   5/3/2013 12:23:58 AM
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this lady seems all promising, i can see strength, power, hope, determination,... everything in her eyes.

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Chipguy1   5/3/2013 12:46:32 AM
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CEO and president only understanding of smartphone business is they both bought a iPhone from AT&T How does intel become relevant in mobile with this executive team? Uhhh the don't ! We are witnessing the decay of a great American company.

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Chipguy1   5/3/2013 12:46:32 AM
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CEO and president only understanding of smartphone business is they both bought a iPhone from AT&T How does intel become relevant in mobile with this executive team? Uhhh the don't ! We are witnessing the decay of a great American company.

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Chipguy1   5/3/2013 12:58:21 AM
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Well said !!

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Chipguy1   5/3/2013 12:58:21 AM
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Well said !!

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greenpattern   5/3/2013 1:35:56 AM
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Intel may very well have given up on mobile. Its planned release for Bay Trail (22 nm Atom for tablets) is effectively 2014. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Intel-Prepares-Mighty-Bay-Trail-T-Atom-for-2014-22nm-CPU-308020.shtml And yet they're taking all these 22 nm orders (even a 14 nm order) from fabless companies. It really does look like Intel is getting out of hardware, and more into services, such as foundry and software-based. But Intel's culture has never been to serve others. So, yes, they could crash and burn very soon.

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greenpattern   5/3/2013 1:35:56 AM
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Intel may very well have given up on mobile. Its planned release for Bay Trail (22 nm Atom for tablets) is effectively 2014. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Intel-Prepares-Mighty-Bay-Trail-T-Atom-for-2014-22nm-CPU-308020.shtml And yet they're taking all these 22 nm orders (even a 14 nm order) from fabless companies. It really does look like Intel is getting out of hardware, and more into services, such as foundry and software-based. But Intel's culture has never been to serve others. So, yes, they could crash and burn very soon.

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GroovyGeek   5/3/2013 3:25:31 AM
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One word - photoshop

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One word - photoshop

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resistion   5/3/2013 6:59:44 AM
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On the other hand, sidelining the chief Product officer (Dadi) is a pretty clear communication or admission that Intel's primary focus on (its own) product is gone.

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resistion   5/3/2013 6:59:44 AM
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On the other hand, sidelining the chief Product officer (Dadi) is a pretty clear communication or admission that Intel's primary focus on (its own) product is gone.

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resistion   5/3/2013 7:16:00 AM
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Krzanich would be obvious choice considering he was COO. Actually wouldn't equate him with 'manufacturing' but with operations, which would include other internal functions.

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resistion   5/3/2013 7:16:00 AM
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Krzanich would be obvious choice considering he was COO. Actually wouldn't equate him with 'manufacturing' but with operations, which would include other internal functions.

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Les_Slater   5/3/2013 1:10:26 PM
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On the contrary, I see their acquisitions of McAfee and Wind River as strategic, also their foot in the door of Vodafone (Verizon). They are a position, potentially, to DEFINE the mobile platform.

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Les_Slater   5/3/2013 1:10:26 PM
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On the contrary, I see their acquisitions of McAfee and Wind River as strategic, also their foot in the door of Vodafone (Verizon). They are a position, potentially, to DEFINE the mobile platform.

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chipmonk0   5/3/2013 2:38:42 PM
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"Intel inside" is no longer a formula for success. Only Intel itself does not not seem to know this yet. I sure hope that the internal candidate they picked is a strong manager who will re-orient the Intel behemoth quickly into a growth path rather than keep flogging tri-gates and other mfg. innovations that have not exactly been crowd - pleasers ( at least not for Mobile ). Providing Foundry service to the Fabless Wonders along the CA coastline would not be such a shame either - TSMC pulled off a 35 % gross last year and the shortage at 28 nm will only keep growing as low - cost Chinese SmartPhones boom.

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chipmonk0   5/3/2013 2:38:42 PM
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"Intel inside" is no longer a formula for success. Only Intel itself does not not seem to know this yet. I sure hope that the internal candidate they picked is a strong manager who will re-orient the Intel behemoth quickly into a growth path rather than keep flogging tri-gates and other mfg. innovations that have not exactly been crowd - pleasers ( at least not for Mobile ). Providing Foundry service to the Fabless Wonders along the CA coastline would not be such a shame either - TSMC pulled off a 35 % gross last year and the shortage at 28 nm will only keep growing as low - cost Chinese SmartPhones boom.

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Youself   5/3/2013 3:48:34 PM
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and this pretty much opens the final chapter of Intel... that's all she wrote...

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Youself   5/3/2013 3:48:34 PM
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and this pretty much opens the final chapter of Intel... that's all she wrote...

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US Made   5/3/2013 4:49:04 PM
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Not yet. Wait for the IDF to hear.. Tick Tock.. why no one can manufacture FINFET. Security (my god) the world will be collapsing without Intel security (tie macfee to chip and no wants this). Even if ARM ultra books comes they are not safe.. Lots of potential to speak your way out for few years till new leaders make enough money.. Intel started off with Ph.Ds who have worked through the ranks and technical leaders as CEO, the day it change this trend, moved away from California on major developement, it could only polish the apple and could not come up with new great things...

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Not yet. Wait for the IDF to hear.. Tick Tock.. why no one can manufacture FINFET. Security (my god) the world will be collapsing without Intel security (tie macfee to chip and no wants this). Even if ARM ultra books comes they are not safe.. Lots of potential to speak your way out for few years till new leaders make enough money.. Intel started off with Ph.Ds who have worked through the ranks and technical leaders as CEO, the day it change this trend, moved away from California on major developement, it could only polish the apple and could not come up with new great things...

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docdivakar   5/3/2013 5:11:31 PM
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I think the new team at the top needs to be given the benefit of doubt and time to prove themselves. They have been clearly handed a well-defined challenge -orchestrate a second life for Intel where it thrives in a world where desktops will soon be reduced to a pitiful minority. And define and execute Intel's mobile strategy! MP Divakar

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I think the new team at the top needs to be given the benefit of doubt and time to prove themselves. They have been clearly handed a well-defined challenge -orchestrate a second life for Intel where it thrives in a world where desktops will soon be reduced to a pitiful minority. And define and execute Intel's mobile strategy! MP Divakar

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kjdsfkjdshfkdshfvc   5/3/2013 5:50:22 PM
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Boring news but pretty cool because I actually know him. Nice guy. http://bit.ly/IC4m9t

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kjdsfkjdshfkdshfvc   5/3/2013 5:50:22 PM
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Boring news but pretty cool because I actually know him. Nice guy. http://bit.ly/IC4m9t

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shikantaza   5/3/2013 8:34:04 PM
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Intel shouldn't totally reinvent itself; it should continue to look for new design-in wins, and open up a bit more to foundry services. They must have stuff in the labs to keep them ahead of everyone else. I worry that "lean and mean" will burn out technical staff. A BIG part of Intel's success is due to keeping employees motivated. MBA types don't understand that it takes money to make money, and sucking it out of the company to give more to shareholders just might not be the best long-term plan. I believe Intel's stock is flat because microtraders have taken control: Intel cycles VERY reliably between $18 and $26 per share. Ride the cycle and make money, while screwing buy-and-hold investors.

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Intel shouldn't totally reinvent itself; it should continue to look for new design-in wins, and open up a bit more to foundry services. They must have stuff in the labs to keep them ahead of everyone else. I worry that "lean and mean" will burn out technical staff. A BIG part of Intel's success is due to keeping employees motivated. MBA types don't understand that it takes money to make money, and sucking it out of the company to give more to shareholders just might not be the best long-term plan. I believe Intel's stock is flat because microtraders have taken control: Intel cycles VERY reliably between $18 and $26 per share. Ride the cycle and make money, while screwing buy-and-hold investors.

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GroovyGeek   5/4/2013 2:18:31 AM
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Dig your avatar. Long ago I decided that a company which thinks it is not my job to k ow what I need does not deserve my $$$. Unfortunately Google has forgotten what made them what they are and is trying to shove G+ in one form or another and terminating popular services in a misguided attempt to make G+ less pathetic. This leaves Windows. Hopefully a tear from now when my contract expires they have most of the basic apps. I have signed up for an outlook.com account and it actually is better than gmail in some ways. I also stopped using Chrome. With Reader dead there is really nothing tying me to Google any more.

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GroovyGeek   5/4/2013 2:18:31 AM
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Dig your avatar. Long ago I decided that a company which thinks it is not my job to k ow what I need does not deserve my $$$. Unfortunately Google has forgotten what made them what they are and is trying to shove G+ in one form or another and terminating popular services in a misguided attempt to make G+ less pathetic. This leaves Windows. Hopefully a tear from now when my contract expires they have most of the basic apps. I have signed up for an outlook.com account and it actually is better than gmail in some ways. I also stopped using Chrome. With Reader dead there is really nothing tying me to Google any more.

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The comments are interesting. I think it is usually best to promote from within unless the company really needs a big change in direction. I don't think Intel is a company that needs a big change in direction. As the largest semiconductor company in the world, their task is to maintain momentum. Incremental improvements will beat huge changes. I also believe that the leadership needs to be very technical and not just bean counters. If you let the finance guys run the company, you will make a lot of money for a short time.

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The comments are interesting. I think it is usually best to promote from within unless the company really needs a big change in direction. I don't think Intel is a company that needs a big change in direction. As the largest semiconductor company in the world, their task is to maintain momentum. Incremental improvements will beat huge changes. I also believe that the leadership needs to be very technical and not just bean counters. If you let the finance guys run the company, you will make a lot of money for a short time.

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fourfaith   5/7/2013 6:57:19 AM
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I also believe that the leadership needs to be very technical and not just bean counters.

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I also believe that the leadership needs to be very technical and not just bean counters.

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Chuck052   5/7/2013 2:36:22 PM
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This is a perfect choice - an engineer with broad experience in operations. I would expect much clearer direction and commitment to execution than we've seen in a very long time. Kick ass Brian.

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Chuck052   5/7/2013 2:36:22 PM
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This is a perfect choice - an engineer with broad experience in operations. I would expect much clearer direction and commitment to execution than we've seen in a very long time. Kick ass Brian.

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GroovyGeek   5/7/2013 6:12:21 PM
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Barrett was an engineer with broad experience in operations. He was the guy that invented copy exactly and is personally responsible for Intel becoming the manufacturing powerhouse it currently is. However there is reason to argue that Barrett was the worst CEO in Intel's history. More than $20B blown on acquisitions, mostly in cash, at the top of the market, and mostly written off. I cannot think of a single company that has not been either sold at a substantial loss or shut down. Intel knows how to execute, this is not their problem, they are the best in the world at it. Intel needs something to execute on to diversify their business, and operations wizards typically do not excel in that department. Let's give BK the benefit of the doubt, he just does not seem to have the background. ONE patent, no active visibility in the industry outside Intel... Time will tell.

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Barrett was an engineer with broad experience in operations. He was the guy that invented copy exactly and is personally responsible for Intel becoming the manufacturing powerhouse it currently is. However there is reason to argue that Barrett was the worst CEO in Intel's history. More than $20B blown on acquisitions, mostly in cash, at the top of the market, and mostly written off. I cannot think of a single company that has not been either sold at a substantial loss or shut down. Intel knows how to execute, this is not their problem, they are the best in the world at it. Intel needs something to execute on to diversify their business, and operations wizards typically do not excel in that department. Let's give BK the benefit of the doubt, he just does not seem to have the background. ONE patent, no active visibility in the industry outside Intel... Time will tell.

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sranje   5/25/2013 11:39:17 PM
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Krzanich and Intel will continue to do very well -- Croatians rock !!

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Krzanich and Intel will continue to do very well -- Croatians rock !!

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