Intel is revamping its technology leadership in a bid to turnaround its manufacturing unit after announcing delays in its 7nm processes.
Last week, Intel said on its second quarter earnings report that its 7nm products would be delayed. Rival AMD is already on 7nm as is TSMC. Since Intel's earnings report and market cap hit, analysts have been speculating that the chip giant may leave manufacturing.
In other words, Intel needed to revamp its technology organization. Under Monday's reorg, Dr. Ann Kelleher will lead technology development. She had led Intel manufacturing. Kelleher will focus on developing 7nm and 5nm processes. Murthy Renduchintala, Intel's chief engineering officer, will depart Aug. 3.
Intel is also separating its Technology, Systems Architecture and Client Group unit into teams focused on technology development, manufacturing and operations, design engineering, architecture, software and graphics and supply chain.
Safe to say Intel will be best positioned to fire 3 executives at the next slippage - I guess that may make the stock rebound faster than firing a single one.
(Score: 3, Interesting) by coolgopher on Wednesday July 29 2020, @06:33AM (2 children)
Look, when your motto is "the network is the computer" and you then focus on building computers rather than networks, is it any surprise things don't go well?
(Score: 2) by Mojibake Tengu on Wednesday July 29 2020, @07:08AM (1 child)
AMD's Infinity Fabric (Hypertransport) is more important now than the CPU architecture itself. Intel has no adequate technology in hand.
I used to think all the Thunderbolt patents could keep Intel above the surface with licensing to AMD and chipmakeres, giving them time to recover, but latest hardware exploits (Thunderspy and others) pushed them under the water.
The edge of 太玄 cannot be defined, for it is beyond every aspect of design
(Score: 4, Interesting) by coolgopher on Wednesday July 29 2020, @07:19AM
The last few years have really helped turn the tag line of "Intel inside" into "Insecurity inside".