Is the ship safe now?
By Jon Peddie
In its latest reorg, Intel has moved a lot of folks around, shoved a couple sideways and in the process lost one of its most colorful and successful leaders.
Intel has established a new organization that merges the New Devices Group with other organizations and is now called the New Technology Group (NTG). It combines a number of research and new technology efforts into a single organization to, says Intel, drive greater synergies in new and developing technology areas.
The New Technology Group includes the Intel Labs, the Perceptual Computing Group, the long-standing New Business Initiatives organization (NBI), and the New Devices Group (NDG).
Intel is hoping that by making this change it will help to drive greater synergies in new and developing technology areas.
The former leader of the New Devices Group, Mike Bell, who came to Intel five years ago from Palm and Apple before that to lead Intel’s mobile efforts (including wearables), will assume a new role as part of the changes. That role has not been publically declared.
Josh Walden, who was previously the co-general manager of Platform Engineering Group (PEG), will lead the New Technology Group.
This new organization reflects a shift in Intel’s strategy, particularly in wearable technology. Intel says wearable tech is an investment into the future of computing and it is investing to be a leader in the segment.
The changes are designed to drive greater synergies in new and developing technology areas. However, with the move of the Perceptual Computing Group, 33 year Intel veteran Shmuel (Mooly) Eden, Senior Vice President and General manger of Perceptual Computer, and President of Intel Israel, will be leaving Intel, to “seek new challenges.”