Dave Bell is certainly among the most respected CEOs among analog IC companies. His expertise in Power IC business is also legendary and illustrated by visionary GaN-on-Silicon IC patents.
One of the problems is the slow-down in PC business - one of the core revenue source for Intel. Another might the ever-increasing dominance of all things power by TI.
One should certainly wish well to Dave and commend him for his integrity and leadership.
Intersil should ideally merge with one of the big analog players. Their power management portfolio should be a very good fit.
@ Brian any insights into possible merger of Intersil with one of the large Analog Players(ADI or Maxim or Linear)