Jim Keller, creator of the Zen microarchitecture, who has revolutionized the industry and the market, who came to Intel two years ago to do the same in Santa Clara, has resigned for reasons personal.
Unfortunately, we don’t know the reasons, if there have been discrepancies within Intel and it has halfway left the job, or if it has already done its job and is looking for a breath of fresh air. Seeing that Apple wants to have its own processors for Macs, we wouldn’t be surprised if it returned to what was once its home.
Today, Intel announces that Jim Keller has resigned from his position as of June 11, 2020, for personal reasons. Intel appreciates Mr. Keller’s work over the past two years, helping them continue to advance the leadership of Intel products, and wish him and his family all the best for the future. However, Intel is pleased to announce that Mr. Keller has agreed to serve as a consultant for six months to assist in the transition.
Intel has a team of highly experienced technical leaders within its Technology, Systems Architecture, and Client Group (TSCG) under the leadership of Dr. Venkata (Murthy) Renduchintala, TSCG Group President and Chief Engineering Officer. As part of this transition, the following leadership changes will be made, effective immediately:
- Sundari Mitra, the former CEO and founder of NetSpeed Systems and the current leader of Intel’s Configurable Intellectual Property and Chassis Group, will lead a newly created Intellectual Property Engineering Group focused on developing best-in-class Intellectual Property .
- Gene Scuteri, an accomplished engineering leader in the semiconductor industry, will lead the Xeon and Networks Engineering Group.
- Daaman Hejmadi will return to lead the Customer Engineering Group, focused on system-on-chip (SoC) execution and designing the next generation of chipset customers, devices and products. Hejmadi has more than two decades of experience leading teams delivering advanced SoCs both inside and outside Intel.
- Navid Shahriari, an experienced Intel leader, will continue to lead the Product Manufacturing and Engineering Group, which focuses on delivering comprehensive pre-production test suites and component debugging capabilities to enable high-quality, high-volume manufacturing .
Intel congratulates Sundari, Gene, Daaman, and Navid as they begin the next phase of our world-class engineering organization, and look forward to execution on our exciting product roadmap.