Intel exec Jim Keller leaves after two years due to personal reasons

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What you need to know

  • Jim Keller resigned from his role as a senior VP at Intel.
  • Intel announced several leadership changes following Keller's resignation.
  • Keller joined Intel in 2018 to lead the company's design efforts.

Intel announced that Jim Keller has resigned from his role at the company after two years. Keller served as senior VP of the Technology, Systems Architecture, and Client Group (TSCG) and general manager of the Silicon Engineering Group (SEG). Keller joined Intel in 2018 to lead Intel's design efforts. Keller left his role due to personal reasons, according to the press release from Intel (via PC Gamer).

Intel announced several leadership changes following the resignation of Keller. Here's the complete breakdown of the changes as explained by Intel's press release:

  • Sundari Mitra, the former CEO and founder of NetSpeed Systems and the current leader of Intel's Configurable Intellectual Property and Chassis Group, will lead a newly created IP Engineering Group focused on developing best-in-class IP.
  • Gene Scuteri, an accomplished engineering leader in the semiconductor industry, will head the Xeon and Networking Engineering Group.
  • Daaman Hejmadi will return to leading the Client Engineering Group focused on system-on-chip (SoC) execution and designing next-generation client, device and chipset products. Hejmadi has over two decades of experience leading teams delivering advanced SoCs both inside and outside of Intel.
  • Navid Shahriari, an experienced Intel leader, will continue to lead the Manufacturing and Product Engineering Group, which is focused on delivering comprehensive pre-production test suites and component debug capabilities to enable high-quality, high-volume manufacturing.

Intel did not specify the reason for Keller's departure beyond personal reasons, but he will stay on as a consultant for the next six months to help Intel transition smoothly to the leadership of those replacing him.

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