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5 Tech Execs Who Could Become Intel's Next CEO

In the wake of Intel CEO Brian Krzanich's sudden resignation, a handful of potential candidates for Intel's next leader have cropped up. Here's a look at five technology executives whose names are being floated as Krzanich's successor.

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Who's Next For Intel?

The search is on for Intel's next CEO after former chief executive Brian Krzanich was forced to resign last week over a relationship he had with an employee.

Intel has been tight-lipped about who could potentially take over, only saying that its search will include internal and external candidates. But speculation in media reports has already produced a pool of potential candidates Intel could pick from, including executives who work elsewhere.

Robert Swan, Intel's chief financial officer who is now interim CEO, could be viewed as a potential candidate, but he reportedly told employees he wasn't interested in taking the role permanently, The Wall Street Journal reported. Pat Gelsinger, the CEO of VMware who was Intel's first chief technology officer, is also seen as a potential candidate, but he shot down the idea in a tweet.

While this potentially eliminates two persons from what some industry observers have called a small bench, there are five other potential candidates whose names are currently being floated as Krzanich's successor. In the following slides, we take a look at those five candidates and what makes them qualified.

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