Monday January 14, 2019

Analysts Discuss What Headless Intel Is Looking for in a CEO

Analysts across the industry are speculating on who Intel may choose for the next CEO of the company. It seems that quite a few think that AMD president and CEO Dr. Lisa Su should be at the top of the list. Some have even speculated that Intel should buy AMD just for her. Others have noted that the last Intel CEO search took nearly 6 months before hiring Brian Krzanich who was fired on June 21, 2018 after an extramarital affair with an employee was discovered. Names such as Diane Bryant, are surfacing ahead of the January 24th earnings report as Intel's chief financial officer and interim CEO, Bob Swan has made it clear that he isn't interested in the job.

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Intel wants Lisa Su. One thing we must understand, though, is that people in the industry love to speculate on potential mergers and acquisitions. Kathleen Maher, vice president at Jon Peddie Research and the editor-in-chief of JPR's TechWatch Report, told us, "Obviously, the idea of Intel acquiring AMD is something that bubbles up from time to time, as does the idea of Nvidia acquiring AMD. But in that [latter] case, forget the FTC, Europe would have a cow (or whatever)." However, even those who don't buy the Intel-AMD rumor are open to the suggestion that Intel wants Lisa Su more than it wants AMD.

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