Bij CNET.com is te lezen dat Intel nogal wat wijzigingen heeft doorgevoerd bij het management van de microprocessordivisie. Het bedijf hoopt door deze wijzigingen meer resultaten te halen en minder productieproblemen te hebben bij de Pentium 4. In het kort is er iemand bijgekomen en iemand weggegaan:
Under the new management structure, Mike Splinter has been promoted to executive vice president and general manager of the Technology and Manufacturing Group. Splinter, who has worked at Intel since 1984, has been a senior vice president in the manufacturing division.
In addition, the company said that Paul Otellini will assume sole management of the Intel Architecture Group, which oversees microprocessor development and design. Albert Yu, who has co-managed the group with Otellini, will now take responsibility for Intel's new activities in optoelectronics.[break]Ace's Hardware hangt in dit nieuwsbericht een hele eigen theorie aan de andere functie die aan Albert Yu wordt gegeven. Volgens Ace's heeft Yu zijn verantwoordelijkheden erkent en gezien dat het allemaal niet zo best ging, en daarom zelf aangezet tot de verandering:[/break]As you may recall, Intel consolidated its PC-related divisions, including CPUs, core logic chipsets, motherboards, software, and systems, into a single division known as the Intel Architecture Group back in April. Albert Yu and Paul Otellini were appointed to manage the new group at that time. The consolidation efforts were part of a strategy to turn the company's core business in the PC market around after having suffered chronic supply issues and stiff competition from AMD (CPUs) and VIA (chipsets). Judging from recent setbacks, such as the Timna cancellation, Willamette (Pentium 4) delay, and 1.13 GHz Pentium III recall, the past several months have not been kind to the chip giant. All of this responsibility at such a difficult time may have worn Albert Yu a bit thin, and we speculate he may have called for the change himself.