Intel new CEO to expand presence in mobile chips

by CXOtoday News Desk    May 20, 2013

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Intel will be more responsive to the fast-growing smartphone and tablet market, the areas where it lags its competitors, according to the chipmaker’s new CEO Brian Krzanich.

Replacing Paul Otellini as CEO, Krzanich said: “Yes, we missed it. We were slow to tablets and some of the mobile computing. We do believe we have a good base.”

Additionally, Intel’s sixth CEO, along with its President Renee James, has already started meetings with manufacturing customers to make the chipmaker more outward-looking in a bid to forecast future trends in computing.

“They’re all showing us - here’s where the market’s moving and here’s where we need Intel to move,” Krzanich said.

“We’re going to make adjustments in our architecture and our product choices.”

Recently, Intel joined the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), which is a private-public partnership that collectively works with professionals in technology industry, academia and government to handle business cyber security concerns.

Intel has also introduced the most extensive overhaul up to now of its Atom mobile processors as part of a plan to strengthen its push into smartphones and tablets.