Micron Technology Appoints Quality Lead
Memory technologies giant Micron Technology named Rajan Rajgopal as VP of Quality. Rajgopal most recently served as the VP of Global Quality and Customer Enablement for GLOBALFOUNDRIES in Singapore. Rajgopal's professional background includes serving in multiple executive and management positions involving customer programs, manufacturing operations and engineering at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, where he had worked since 1995. He also worked as a member of the technical staff at the Texas Instruments Semiconductor Research and Design Center in Dallas from 1989 to 1995.
Intel Architecture Group Head Leaves; Company’s Subsidiary Goes through Leadership Changes
David Perlmutter, 59, EVP and General Manager of Intel Architecture Group, to leave Intel, in order to pursue other opportunities. Throughout his career at Intel, Perlmutter led many of the product, technology and business transformations at Intel. Earlier, he served as SVP of Intel Mobility Group (formerly known as Mobile Products Group), General Manager and Corporate VP of Mobility Group, VP and General Manager, Mobile Platforms Group and became co-manager with Sean Maloney of Mobility Group. Prior to that, he also served as VP of Microprocessor Group and General Manager of Basic Microprocessor Division and Intel Israel Development Center.
EMC Appoints Symantec EVP as President of Newly-Formed Emerging Technology Products Division
EMC appoints Chirantan "CJ" Desai as President of the company's newly-formed Emerging Technology Products Division. The new division will develop and launch new products and grow new businesses based on emerging technologies, with a special focus on disruptive technologies. Desai most recently served as EVP of Information Management at Symantec. In this role, he was responsible for the company's backup and recovery, storage, cluster file system, high availability and archiving products. Prior to that, he served as SVP of the company's Endpoint and Mobility Group and also led engineering for the Endpoint and Message Security Groups.
Juniper Networks' CEO to Retire
Networking equipment giant Juniper Networks’ CEO Kevin R. Johnson, 52, is planning to retire. Johnson will stay at the helm until Juniper’s board finds a replacement. Johnson has been the CEO of Juniper for the last five years, and said he is stepping down because it’s a good time for the company to transition. Prior to Juniper Networks, Johnson was at Microsoft, where he served as President, Platforms and Services Division. He had been Co-President of the Platforms and Services Division, Group Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Marketing and Services, Senior Vice President, Microsoft Americas, and Senior Vice President, U.S. Sales, Marketing, and Services. Before joining Microsoft in 1992, Johnson worked in the systems integration and consulting business of IBM, and started his career as a software developer. Johnson also serves on the board of Starbucks Corporation.
Intel Lab's CTO Stepping Down
Justin Rattner, Intel's CTO and director of the company's labs, is stepping down to meet a requirement in the company's bylaws that employees cannot serve as corporate officers after the age of 65. Rattner will take a personal leave immediately to deal with a pressing family matter and will return to Intel at a later date in a role to be determined. Intel Labs will report to Intel President Renée James until further decisions are made. Rattner joined Intel in 1973 and was named its first principal engineer in 1979, its fourth Intel Fellow in 1988 and was in the first group of Intel Fellows to be named Senior Fellow in 2001.
Seagate’s CTO to Leave; Operations Head to take up Responsibility
Robert W. Whitmore, 50, EVP and Chief Technology Officer of electronic data storage products company Seagate Technology. Whitmore will work with William D. Mosley, 44, EVP, Operations to ensure a smooth transition. The functions previously under Whitmore’s oversight will become the responsibility of Mosley as the EVP responsible for the Company’s Operations and Research & Development. Whitmore will remain at the Company in a senior technical advisory capacity.
Intel Names Current COO as CEO and Software and Services Head as President
Intel’s COO Brian Krzanich, 52, a company veteran of nearly 30 years, will assume the CEO role replacing Paul Otellini, who is retiring. Krzanich has progressed through a series of technical and leadership roles at Intel, most recently serving as the COO since January 2012. Prior to becoming COO, Krzanich held senior leadership positions within Intel's manufacturing organization. He was responsible for Fab/Sort Manufacturing from 2007-2011 and Assembly and Test from 2003 to 2007. From 2001 to 2003, he was responsible for the implementation of the 0.13-micron logic process technology across Intel's global factory network. From 1997 to 2001, Krzanich served as the Fab 17 plant manager, where he oversaw the integration of Digital Equipment Corporation's semiconductor manufacturing operations into Intel's manufacturing network. Prior to this role, Krzanich held plant and manufacturing manager roles at multiple Intel factories. Krzanich began his career at Intel in 1982 in New Mexico as a process engineer.
ARM Holdings Witnesses CEO Succession
ARM Holdings’ CEO Warren East, 51, has decided to retire, after nearly twelve years as CEO and nineteen outstanding years at the company. Simon Segars, 45, currently President of ARM, will become the company's new CEO. Warren East joined ARM in 1994 to establish the company's consulting business and later became VP of business operations. Within three years he was appointed to the Board as COO. Warren became ARM's CEO in 2001 and under his leadership ARM has become the foremost designer of semiconductor IP in the world, providing processor technology for nearly all mobile phones and network devices and storage, with many other consumer and industrial electronic devices.
Microchip Technology's Investor Relations & BD Leader Retires
Gordon Parnell, Vice President of Investor Relations and Business Development of Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, will retire. Gordon was a long-time CFO of Microchip, and in 2009, moved to a role of IR and Business Development. He has many long-term relationships with Microchip's investors and analysts. Under Gordon's watch, Microchip completed 10 acquisitions in the last four years, including two large acquisitions - Silicon Storage Technology in 2010 and SMSC in 2012.
Intel Promotes Senior Execs
Intel elevated William M. Holt, 60, from SVP to EVP. He is general manager of the Technology and Manufacturing Group and jointly oversees all technology development and manufacturing activities across the company. Holt joined Intel in 1974, and was named a SVP in 2006.
F5 Networks Appoints Two Industry Vets to Board
F5 Networks named Sandra Bergeron, 54, and Steve Smith, 55, to its board of directors. Ms. Bergeron is an experienced technology industry executive with a national reputation as an expert on computer security matters. Mr. Smith is CEO, President, and member of the board of Equinix, the global interconnection and data center company.
Intel CEO to Retire Earlier than Expected; Successor Not Named Yet
Intel’s President and CEO Paul Otellini, 62, who has been on the job for eight years, will be retiring as an officer and director of the company in May, next year, with years to go before reaching the company's mandatory retirement age of 65. A successor has not been named yet. The company is going to consider both internal and external candidates in a transition expected to last six months.
Former HP CTO Joins Altera Board
Altera Corporation named Shane Robison to the company's board of directors. Mr. Robison served most recently as EVP, CTO and chief strategy officer for HP. Additionally, he held senior executive leadership positions in product development and business management with world-leading technology companies, including AT&T Labs, Cadence Design Systems and Apple.
Intel Veteran Plans to Leave
Sean Maloney, 56, an Intel EVP once seen as a potential candidate to lead the chip maker, plans to retire in January 2013. He suffered a stroke in 2010 that temporarily sidelined him from management roles. But he recovered sufficiently to assume the position of Chairman of Intel China and make public appearances in Asia, where he had long helped to build the company’s relationships with makers and buyers of personal computers. In 2009, Mr. Maloney was named general manager in charge of business operations of the Intel Architecture Group. Mr. Maloney, who is British, joined Intel 30 years ago and held a number of positions in the U.S. and abroad, including chief sales and marketing officer. He was a technical assistant to Andy Grove, then former Intel’s CEO, who helped define many of Intel’s policies and wrote books on management.