All of its major product divisions will be folded into
the new Intel Architecture Group (IAG) and co-managed by Executive
Vice Presidents Sean Maloney and Dadi Perlmutter. Maloney will be
responsible for business and operations while Perlmutter will head up
product development. This basically puts all sales, marketing,
micro-architecture planning, and CPU and chipset development of the
world's largest semiconductor company into the hands of two
Six business groups will operate within IAG. The PC
Client Group will see the consolidation of Intel's mobile and desktop
computer products. It will be led by Shmuel (Mooly) Eden, currently
Vice President and General Manager of the Mobile Platforms Group.
Eden's first major accomplishment with
Intel was the addition of the MMX multimedia extensions to the x86
architecture. He also worked on the failed Timna project,
which would have been a low-cost system-on-chip product for emerging
markets. He redeemed himself with Banias, commonly known as
the Pentium M, which was responsible for much of the company's
success in the mobility space. A long time advocate of power
efficiency, he spoke out against the Pentium 4 at a time when high
clock speeds were considered to be the future of Moore's Law.
Datacenter Products Group led by Kirk Skaugen will focus on servers,
cloud computing, networking and high-performance computing. The
Visual Computing Group led by Jim Johnson will develop Larabee
and follow-on graphics products. The Ultra Mobility Group will
continue to be led by Anand Chandrasekher, and will focus on
extending the Intel architecture into mobile handheld devices. The
Digital Home Group that develops chips for PVRs, game consoles, and
other CE applications will still be under Eric Kim.
will continue to lead the Embedded Products Group, which Intel CEO
Paul Otellini believes will be one of the drivers of the company's
growth. In February, he stated that he expects sales to triple in a
few years from over a billion to well over three billion.
Kilroy will move back to the Sales and Marketing Group (SMG), which
he led before he was promoted to co-General Manger of the Digital
Enterprise Group (DEG). Kilroy will now report directly to
Intel insists that in making the changes, Paul
Otellini "will devote a higher quotient of his time to corporate
strategy and driving the company's growth initiatives".
the company is trying to downplay the significance
of the departure of the legendary Pat Gelsinger after thirty
years with the company. Sources have indicated that he was unhappy
with his future role in the company and left for EMC, thus
precipitating this shakeup.
Intel's General Counsel Bruce
Sewell is also leaving.
"We thank Pat and Bruce for many
years of service to Intel and wish them well in their future
endeavors," said Otellini.