Intel announced a number of important organizational changes today and expansion of some key executive responsibilities.
The changes align the business around the core competencies of Intel
Architecture and world class manufacturing, placing operating
responsibility for them in three senior executives. In making the
changes, Paul Otellini, Intel’s chief executive, will devote a higher
quotient of his time to corporate strategy and driving the company’s
First, Intel is consolidating all of its major product divisions
into the newly formed Intel Architecture Group (IAG), which will be
co-managed by Sean Maloney and Dadi Perlmutter, both executive vice
presidents. Maloney will be responsible for business and operations
while Perlmutter will lead product development and architecture.
Reporting to them will be all of Intel’s components businesses based on
the Intel architecture, as well as all the development and marketing
teams needed to bring these products to market.
Second, Intel’s global manufacturing organization, the Technology
and Manufacturing Group (TMG), will now report to Andy Bryant, Intel’s
chief administrative officer and also an executive vice president. The
move formalizes the role of influence Bryant already plays with TMG and
further increases Otellini’s time on business strategy. The TMG
organization under Bob Baker, Bill Holt and Brian Krzanich will report
to Bryant but otherwise remain unchanged. Baker will continue to
oversee Intel’s NAND flash memory business.
In addition to micro-architecture planning, microprocessor and
chipset development, SOC (system on a chip solutions) and wireless
teams managed by Steve Pawlowski, Sunil Shenoy, Rony Friedman, Rob
Crooke and Raviv Melamed respectively, there will be six business
groups operating under the new IAG umbrella. The first is the PC Client
Group that will consolidate Intel’s existing mobile and desktop product
operations. As markets shift to a higher mix of mobile products, this
new group will take advantage of common building blocks that have
existed for years and enable Intel to better scale cross-platform
efforts like security and manageability. The PC Client Group will be
led by Mooly Eden. The second is the Data Center Group, focused on
servers, cloud computing, networking and high-performance computing.
This group will be led by Kirk Skaugen. The third is the Visual
Computing Group, focused on advanced visualization products, and led by
Jim Johnson. The fourth is the Ultra Mobility Group, which will
continue to be led by Anand Chandrasekher and will focus on extending
the Intel architecture into mobile handheld devices. The fifth is the
Embedded and Communications Group, which Doug Davis will continue to
lead. And the sixth is the Digital Home Group, still under Eric Kim,
that is driving Intel chips into a variety of entertainment systems and
consumer electronic applications.
In addition, with Maloney’s move to IAG, Tom Kilroy will assume
responsibility for Intel’s Sales and Marketing Group (SMG). Kilroy was
previously co-manager of processors for enterprise-class applications,
the unit previously known as the Digital Enterprise Group (DEG). Kilroy
will report to CEO Otellini.
Separately, Intel also announced today that Pat Gelsinger and Bruce
Sewell have decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities.
Gelsinger co-managed DEG and Sewell served as Intel’s general counsel.
Suzan Miller, currently deputy general counsel, will take the role of
interim general counsel. "We thank Pat and Bruce for many years of
service to Intel and wish them well in their future endeavors," said