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Intel CEO Paul Otellini Retiring 108

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the king-of-the-micro-world dept.
An anonymous reader writes with a quick bit from a press release about Intel's CEO retiring: "Intel Corporation today announced that the company's president and CEO, Paul Otellini, has decided to retire as an officer and director at the company's annual stockholders' meeting in May, starting an orderly leadership transition over the next six months. Otellini's decision to retire will bring to a close a remarkable career of nearly 40 years of continuous service to the company and its stockholders."
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Intel CEO Paul Otellini Retiring

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  • Bad Ass (Score:5, Interesting)

    by cstec (521534) on Tuesday November 20, 2012 @12:05AM (#42036533)

    Intel is pretty corporate, and that's like a crime here on /. But for anyone old enough to remember or fool enough to listen, when it's all said and done this guy's track record has been damn close to paved in gold.

    No, I don't mean Intel's track record with the Peruvian Jackalope, Global Coating or whatever axe you have to grind. I mean his job of being part of, contributing to and guiding a very large and important ship. Much of it before the average /.r could read.

    Having been Z80 guy, a 6502 guy and a 68k guy, and also a guy writing endless apps in the Intel space and building endless machines, when it's all said and done, if your last words are anything other than "thank you", you're a punk.

    Safe travels Paul.

  • Intel is too big ... (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Taco Cowboy (5327) on Tuesday November 20, 2012 @03:34AM (#42037761) Journal

    ... Intel used to be nimble --- and I'm talking about the time of 8088/8086 up to 80386/80387.

    When Pentium came to market, Intel were so successful that most of its competitors just got out of the game, and allowed Intel to get bigger and bigger until they became the 800lb gorilla.

    What Intel is facing is a market that's totally different from what it had faced for the past 30 years - embedded processor from ARM.

    Intel's Atom processors was their reply to ARM and we all know how successful Atom turned out to be.

    As if it's not enough, Intel is again shooting its own feet.

    Intel is gambling with its own mainstream CPU - We have seen what they did to their Ivy Bridge, which is not that impressive as compared to the previous Sandy Bridge platform.

    And their next gen CPU, the Haswell - Intel is actually trying to move Haswell to the direction of ARM - by making them "power saving".

    What Intel really needs is to pursue a course up the curve - by making their processor much more powerful, not by making them weaker (albeit power saving).

    Intel needs to come up with chips that have more cores which runs at much higher speed.

    The real threat to Intel is not from ARM.

    The real threat to Intel is from Nvidia / ATI.

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