Intel: Pat Gelsinger is officially the new CEO

Intel: Pat Gelsinger is officially the new CEO


As announced a month ago, Pat Gelsinger replaces Bob Swan and officially becomes Intel's new CEO. For Gelsinger, this is a comeback, having previously worked for the Santa Clara company from 1979 to 2009. Intel has released a video in which the CEO shares his thoughts.

Pat Gelsinger : homecoming

Pat Gelsinger (59) joined Intel in 1979 as a quality control engineer. In the meantime, he earned a BA in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University (1983) and a Masters from Stanford University (1985). He collaborated in the design of the 80486 processor and was appointed CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in 2001. He then led the programs related to the CPUs made with 14 nanometer process technology.

Gelsinger he left Intel in 2009 to become EMC President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), which he held until 2012, when he became CEO of VMware. Since February 15, 2021, he is the new CEO of Intel. These are his first words:

I am really excited to have the opportunity to lead this company which has been crucial to every aspect of technology and which will continue to maintain leadership in the future. Because I believe that Intel has a treasure trove of technologists, of technology, and ultimately its core DNA is to be the technology leader for the future. I am simply thrilled as a technologist, as a geek, to be in that leadership role to help advance the passions, the history, the opportunity of this great company like never before. Our best days are ahead of us.

Gelsinger will have the arduous task of restoring Intel to its former glory. The company is still stuck on 14 nanometers, while its direct competitor AMD continues to ship with 7 nanometers (Apple, Samsung, Huawei and Qualcomm have already moved to 5 nanometers). Another danger could be NVIDIA, which has acquired ARM. Not to mention Apple's abandonment of Intel processors.

Source: Intel

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