Intel loses execs managing PCs and the Web of Issues
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Intel has had its justifiable share of excessive-profile departures as of late (most notably the long-lasting Mooly Eden, who left final yr), they usually do not look like stopping any time quickly. Senior VP Kirk Skaugen, the top of Intel’s Shopper Computing (aka PC) division, is leaving the corporate for his “subsequent profession alternative.” He’ll end on April eighth, and might be changed by cellular shopper VP Navin Shenoy. In the meantime, Web of Issues group supervisor Doug Davis is retiring on the finish of 2016. There is no named alternative but, however Davis will stick round till somebody can fill his footwear.
These aren’t pressured departures, however they might nonetheless deal a blow to Intel. Davis and Skaugen are lengthy-serving firm veterans (32 and 24 years respectively), they usually’re leaving at an important time. Intel is taking a bruising because the PC market shrinks, and its work on IoT units is simply taking off. Whereas new blood might give the chip big a recent perspective, it may additionally toss out years of expertise that would come in useful because the company modifications course.