Hi Rick - according to a NY Times article appearing in today's edition (URL = http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/15/technology/intel-tries-to-find-a-foothold-beyond-pcs.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130415&_r=0) written by Quentin Hardy says the following re. potential candidates: "Analysts say the two top contenders to be Intelís next C.E.O. are Brian Krzanich and David Perlmutter, who are close to Intelís core business. Mr. Krzanich, Intelís chief operating officer, oversees its fabrication facilities. Mr. Perlmutter, the chief product officer, oversees chip design."
Additionally, the author also points out: "Renee James, the head of Intelís software group, is considered a more remote chance to run what has long been a hardware company. And Stacy Smith, Intelís chief financial officer, is well liked inside and outside the company, but like Mr. Otellini, lacks an engineering background, which diminishes his prospects."
Obviously, time wil tell - stay tuned for the annointed CEO.
Yes they were both mentioned in the running from the get go and would do a decent job I am sure. I don't know Krzanich. Perlmutter has the insider chops but not the persona and articulate energy needed to be Intel CEO to the outside world.
Looks like Dadi would be the likely candidate - certainly not Mike Splinter - and it's always about a team - someone who listens, deligates and forms a strong team - I would not rule out Stacy though
David (Dadi) Perlmutter is executive vice president, general manager of the Intel Architecture Group (IAG) and chief product officer of Intel Corporation....
Brian M. Krzanich is executive vice president and chief operating officer for Intel Corporation. He is responsible for Intel's global manufacturing, supply chain, human resources and information technology operations....http://www.intel.com/newsroom/assets/bio/CorpOfficers.htm
Intel has very strong engineering talent in design-process integration and tool vendor relationships, so apparently the two leading candidates work well together. And they have strong strategic talent in Israel in my opinion, with better feel for market than some in California perhaps (as we saw when US teams got blind-sided by the rush to power as laptops were evolving). We will know soon about new CEO but we may not know for a while the more important questions of how they will address mobile. And for legacy fab usage, MEMS and Analog virtual IDM model perhaps?