Intel Announces a Major Reorg

Posted on July 27, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Uncategorized with 30 Comments

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In the wake of its 7 nm disaster, Intel today announced that it would reorganize to accelerate its releases and improve focus and accountability. And it looks like the firm has found a fall guy for its problems.

Effective immediately, Intel will separate its Technology, Systems Architecture and Client Group (TSCG) into the following teams, whose leaders will report directly to the CEO:

Technology Development. Led by Dr. Ann Kelleher, this team will now lead Intel technology development focusing on 7nm and 5nm processes.

Manufacturing and Operations. Led by Keyvan Esfarjani, this team will continue Kelleher’s work driving product ramp and the build-out of new fab capacity.

Design Engineering. This team will be led temporarily by Josh Walden, as Intel says it is “conducting an accelerated global search to identify a permanent world-class leader.”

Architecture, Software and Graphics. This team will continue to be led by Raja Koduri and is responsible for driving the development of Intel’s architecture and software strategy, and dedicated graphics product portfolio. It will also continue to invest in software capability as a strategic asset and further build-out software engineering with cloud, platform, solutions and services expertise, Intel says.

Supply Chain. This team will continue to be led by Dr. Randhir Thakur and will ensure that supply chain is a competitive advantage for Intel.

“I look forward to working directly with these talented and experienced technology leaders, each of whom is committed to driving Intel forward during this period of critical execution,” Intel CEO Bob Swan said in a prepared statement. “I also want to thank [chief engineering officer] Murthy [Renduchintala, who is leaving the firm] for his leadership in helping Intel transform our technology platform. We have the most diverse portfolio of leadership products in our history and, as a result of our six pillars of innovation and disaggregation strategy, much more flexibility in how we build, package and deliver those products for our customers.”

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