What you need to know
- Intel will split its Technology, Systems, Architecture, and Client Group into five teams.
- Murthy Renduchintala will leave Intel in early August as part of the leadership restructure.
- Renduchintala led the Technology, Systems, Architecture, and Client Group since 2015.
- Intel recently announced major delays to its 7nm chips.
Intel announced a significant leadership change today that sees Murthy Renduchintala leave the company. Renduchintala will leave Intel on August 3, 2020 after heading Intel's Technology, Systems, Architecture, and Client Group (TSCG) since 2015. The TSCG will be split into five separate teams, each of which will have a leader that reports directly to Intel CEO Bob Swan.
"Today, Intel CEO Bob Swan announced changes to the company's technology organization and executive team to accelerate product leadership and improve focus and accountability in process technology execution" says Intel in its announcement. Intel does not specifically make reference to Intel having to delay its 7nm chips until 2022 or 2023, but the restructure comes only days after the announced delay. Intel does state that the move will "improve focus and accountability" which implies that those areas require more focus than what the company has previously seen.
The TSCG will be split into Technology Development, led by Dr. Ann Kelleher, Manufacturing and Operations, led by Keyvan Esfarjani, Design Engineering, led by Josh Walden on an interim basis, Architecture, Software and Graphics which will continue to be led by Raja Koduri, and Supply Chain which will continue to be led by Dr. Randhir Thakur.
Intel's delay of its 7nm chips came as a shock within the industry and could cede more ground to rival AMD. Intel CEO Swan stated in an earnings call that the company will shift to "contingency plans," including using third-party foundries.
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