Krzanich has been the chip maker’s COO since last year. Unlike Otellini’s business background though, Krzanich is an engineer, with a degree in chemistry. He started with the company in 1982, straight out of graduating from California State University-San Jose.
Brian Krzanich joined Intel in 1982 and plans a faster push into mobile
In addition to that, while Krzanich knows the ins-and-outs of chip making, knows the culture of Intel, has background raises the question if this is the best guy to convince manufacturers that Intel chips are the way to go. However, based on some discussions he has had with investors earlier this year, all indicators are he is on his game and his manufacturing background may give Intel the push it needs to grab a bigger piece of the mobile pie from Qualcomm.