Rick Merritt, EETimes
4/15/2013 11:55 AM EDT
The world’s biggest chip maker is due for a new chief executive in less than 30 days and a returning veteran could fill the chair nicely. The clock is ticking down toward the deadline for Intel to name a new chief executive, and people are starting to notice. Paul Otellini is set to retire on May 16 when the world’s largest semiconductor maker has its next shareholder meeting.
An Intel representative would only say the executive team is working on the CEO search, aiming to deliver the new leader before the shareholder meeting. “I was thinking they would announce a couple months early so they could have an orderly transition,” said Linley Gwennap, a veteran Intel watcher and principal analyst of The Linley Group (Mountain View, Calif.).
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