Intel Inside: Chip Maker Undergoes Major Shakeup As Veteran Executive Departs


Intel has conducted a major shakeup of its executive lineup in the wake of the departure of Pat Gelsinger for EMC.

Intel on Monday said it is reorganizing its businesses into three groups in order to give CEO Paul Otellini more time to focus on corporate strategy and on driving company growth.

The company has divided its business into three organizations, including the newly formed Intel Architecture Group focused on Intel's component business, the Technology and Manufacturing Group focused on global manufacturing, and the Sales and Marketing Group.

The biggest change in the company's organization chart is the addition of the Intel Architecture Group, which replaces the company's Digital Enterprise Group that until last week was headed by Gelsinger, who served as senior vice president and co-general manager of the group.

EMC on Monday said it had appointed Gelsinger as president and COO for EMC information infrastructure products.

The Intel Architecture Group will be co-managed by Sean Maloney and Dadi Perlmutter, both of whom are executive vice presidents for the company.

The Intel Architecture Group will handle Intel's components business and the related development and marketing teams. It will include six business groups that focus on the following: mobile and desktop PCs and clients; data center technologies including servers, cloud computing and networking; advanced visualization products; mobile handheld devices; embedded and communications products; and digital home products, including entertainment systems and consumer electronics.

Intel's Technology and Manufacturing Group is now headed by Andy Bryant, Intel's chief administrative officer and executive vice president, while Tom Kilroy, who was vice president and general manager of the Digital Enterprise Group, will head Intel's Sales and Marketing Group.

Gelsinger was not the only Intel executive to leave. The company on Monday said Bruce Sewell, who had served as Intel's general counsel, has left the company to pursue other opportunities, and is being replaced by Suzan Miller, deputy general counsel, on an interim basis.

Intel did not respond to requests for further information.