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Intel CEO to step down in May, could this mean a more aggressive mobile strategy from Chipzilla?

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Intel CEO to step down in May, could this mean a more aggressive mobile strategy from Chipzilla?
Intel has announced that its chief executive officer for the last 8 years, Paul Otellini, will be retiring in May 2013, when the six-month transitional period is going to end. As of yet, it isn't known who's going to succeed him as a leader of Chipzilla, though the company has mentioned that the search for a successor will be handled by the board of directors.

Paul Otellini has been in Intel for almost forty years, the last eight of which in the position of CEO. "Paul Otellini has been a very strong leader, only the fifth CEO in the company's great 45-year history, and one who has managed the company through challenging times and market transitions," says Andy Bryant, chairman of Intel's board of directors. The board of the company seems to be extraordinarily grateful for the superb financial results and technological advancements achieved by Otellini. The company's foray into mobile technology such as power-efficient smartphone and tablet processors has also been rated as a very appropriate move by the CEO.

I've been privileged to lead one of the world's greatest companies. After almost four decades with the company and eight years as CEO, it's time to move on and transfer Intel's helm to a new generation of leadership. I look forward to working with Andy, the board and the management team during the six-month transition period, and to being available as an advisor to management after retiring as CEO. - Intel CEO Paul Otellini

We have to note that even though Intel finally appeared on the mobile computing map this year, the company's presence in this market is still almost nonexistent. with just a handful of phones being powered by an Intel chip (and you can't fit a lot of phones in one hand), it isn't entirely clear yet how Intel is going to catch up with ARM and its numerous licensees. The main problem is the time that it took Intel to bring a processor to the mobile market, considering that it announced its plans to do so at least several years ago. With that in mind, it's very probable that mobile hasn't been a top priority for Chipzilla during the recent years. However, with a new person at the helm, who knows what new goals might be set for Intel. We'll surely know more come next May, but with the PC industry said to be slowing down, it only seems logical to us that under the new CEO, Intel may try to ramp up its efforts to conquer a respectable share of the mobile market.


Intel CEO to step down in May, could this mean a more aggressive mobile strategy from Chipzilla?

via: PCMag

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posted on 19 Nov 2012, 11:29 3

1. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


I would love to see Intel succeed in mobile computing like they did with pc industry. competition is always good.
good job done Mr.Otellini.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 14:56

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5951; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


It depends on who is tapped to replace Paul. If the replacement has a mobile-centric view/experience base, watch out ARM world. If it is another of the usual suspects, then ARM world gets a pass.

Personally, I think Intel would be better served if Paul's replacement has a mobile-centric focus. IMO, the future market growth is going to come more from the mobile area than desktop.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 15:16

5. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1104; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


yup intel always makes top notch products and I am looking forward to their chips...oh by the way I am available for the CEO position :)

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 12:40 2

2. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Intel makes real processors. ARM chips are just for fun.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 13:44

3. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


Unfortunately today's needs doesn't require Intel's level of processors.
Giving people a device with technology from 2002 and one today. You will see no more than 10% change in productivity in the general population.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 15:48 1

6. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1056; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Yes, real processors that consume real power. And there is where they are failing in the mobile world: too little and too late for now.
If they dont step up their game a lot they´ll lose the war for sure.
What have they brought up to the market? A Medfield SoC wich can be compared as much to an OMAP4460; and Clover Trail that sucks so much battery that can be used only in tablets.
Both of them with quite crappy GPUs integrated on them...
Compare that to what the ARM vendors are offering right now.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 23:03

7. MC1123 (Posts: 1249; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


the very reason why monopoly sucks! no new innovation is being made... thats why now, the competition is very healthy... all companies are making big effort to succeed...

intel and windows enjoy its monopoly in PC world... they didnt mind mobile world... and now they are challenge...

intel didnt see that ARM-based chips will be a hit... now they are delayed in mobile chips.... microsoft didnt see that linux android and iOS will be a hit and still thinking that windows mobile is still the "SmartPhone" or "PDA is still in"(but i still think windows mobile is way better than windows phone...but windows phone has some strong points too, the live tiles is a good example), now they are making huge effort with its own OS!

so yeah... good luck to new intel CEO... hope he'll make good effort, huge effort on mobile and tablet too! and that heating, please take a not to that!

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