Intel-topchef går på pension efter 8 år

Intels topchef, Paul Otellini, går på pension i maj 2013. Det er tid til at overlade roret i virksomheden til en ny generation, mener han.

Intel-topchef Paul Otellini er nu på vej på pension efter otte år som topchef hos selskabet, der er verdens største producent af computerchips.

Han forlader selskabet i maj 2013, fremgår det af en pressemeddelelse fra selskabet.

»Jeg har haft det privilegium at lede et af verdens største firmaer. Efter næsten fire årtier med selskabet og otte år af dem som topchef, er det nu tid til at rykke videre og overlade roret til en ny generation af ledere,« udtaler Paul Otellini i pressemeddelelsen.

Intel har i årevis domineret markedet for processorer til både almindelige pc'er og servere.

Selskabet er dog i de senere år blevet udfordret markant på tablet- og smartphone-markedet, hvor ARM-baserede processorer dominerer.

En af de store opgaver for den nye ledelse, som Paul Otellini henviser til, bliver antageligt at rette op på den situation.

Der er endnu ikke fundet en afløser for 62-årige Paul Otellini, som er Intels femte topchef siden oprettelsen af selskabet i 1968 af stifterne Gordon Moore og Robert Noyce.

Intel CEO Paul Otellini to Retire in May

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intel Corporation today announced that the company's president and CEO, Paul Otellini, has decided to retire as an officer and director at the company's annual stockholders' meeting in May, starting an orderly leadership transition over the next six months. Otellini's decision to retire will bring to a close a remarkable career of nearly 40 years of continuous service to the company and its stockholders.
"I've been privileged to lead one of the world's greatest companies"

"Paul Otellini has been a very strong leader, only the fifth CEO in the company's great 45-year history, and one who has managed the company through challenging times and market transitions," said Andy Bryant, chairman of the board. "The board is grateful for his innumerable contributions to the company and his distinguished tenure as CEO over the last eight years."

"I've been privileged to lead one of the world's greatest companies," Otellini said. "After almost four decades with the company and eight years as CEO, it's time to move on and transfer Intel's helm to a new generation of leadership. I look forward to working with Andy, the board and the management team during the six-month transition period, and to being available as an advisor to management after retiring as CEO."

The board of directors will conduct the process to choose Otellini's successor and will consider internal and external candidates for the job.

In addition, the company also announced that the board has approved the promotion of three senior leaders to the position of executive vice president: Renee James, head of Intel's software business; Brian Krzanich, chief operating officer and head of worldwide manufacturing; and Stacy Smith, chief financial officer and director of corporate strategy.
During Otellini's tenure as CEO -- from the second quarter of 2005 through the third quarter of 2012 -- Intel:

Generated cash from operations of $107 billion
Made $23.5 billion in dividend payments

Increased the quarterly dividend 181 percent from $0.08 to $0.225
From the end of 2005 through the end of 2011, Intel achieved record revenue and net income. During this period, annual revenue grew from $38.8 billion to $54 billion, while annual earnings-per-share grew from $1.40 to $2.39.

In addition to financial performance, Intel, under Otellini's leadership, achieved notable successes in areas of strategic importance. During this period, the company:
Transformed operations and the cost structure for long-term growth
Achieved breakthrough innovations, including High-K/Metal gate and now 3-D Tri-gate transistors; and dramatic improvement in energy efficiency of Intel processors
Reinvented the PC with Ultrabook™ devices

Greatly expanded business partnerships and made strategic acquisitions that expanded Intel's presence in security, software and mobile communications
Delivered the first smartphones and tablets for sale with Intel inside
Grew the vast network of cloud-based computing built on Intel products

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.
Intel, the Intel logo and Ultrabook are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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