Intel has announced that Brian Krzanich will be CEO, succeeding Paul Otellini. He will become the sixth CEO in Intel’s history on May 16th. Krzanich previously served as Intel’s chief operating officer and executive vice president. Intel’s board also elected Renée James to become its new president, commencing her duties on the same day.
According to the NY Times, of the four insiders who were considered likely candidates for the job, Mr. Krzanich is the longest-serving and has a strong background in the production of chips. He joined Intel in 1982. As chief operating officer, Krzanich led an organization of more than 50,000 employees spanning Intel’s Technology and Manufacturing Group, Intel Custom Foundry, NAND Solutions group, Human Resources, Information Technology and Intel’s China strategy.
Today, Intel also detailed their 4th-gen Core chip (Haswell) graphics, saying the HD 5000 graphics, Iris and Iris Pro graphics would deliver up to 3X faster speeds and handle 3-displays.
Intel’s Haswell processors will officially be announced on June 4. The graphics part of the chip has heretofore been downplayed, relative to the better power efficiency of the processor.
Intel’s performance target for the highest end configuration (GT3e) is designed to go up against NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 650M, reports AnandTech, a performance target it will hit and miss depending on the benchmark.
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