CHIPMAKER Intel announced a new COO and CPO as a result of some executive musical chairs.
Last week Intel announced impressive financials for 2011 and as a reward a number of the firm's top brass have received new job titles. Andy Bryant will be made executive chairman with Brian Krzanich being promoted to COO and taking on the internal IT and human resources groups that used to be handled by Bryant.
Dadi Perlmutter, who had headed up Intel's Mobility Group, has been promoted to CPO and will now report directly to CEO Paul Otellini. Kirk Skaugen, who was the face of Intel's datacenter business, will now head up Intel's PC Client Group, taking over from the charismatic Mooly Eden.
Eden, who became one of the public faces of Intel, has decided to move back to his home country of Israel and will become president and GM of Intel Israel, reporting to Dadi Perlmutter.
Skaugen's datacenter post will be taken by Diane Bryant, who was Intel's CIO. And that left Kim Stevenson to take Diane Bryant's vacated CIO position.
Intel's high level reshuffle seems to be a re-arrangement of the seating chart in the executive conference room, with Eden choosing to step down from heading Intel's largest product group so he can return to Israel. Intel said the changes will occur over the next 30 days. µ