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The head of Intel's revitalized contract chip manufacturing business plans to step down, The Register has learned, creating a setback for the x86 behemoth's big bet to take on Asian foundry giants TSMC and Samsung as part of its comeback plan. Randhir Thakur, senior vice president and president of Intel Foundry Services, "has …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Always raises more questions

    I see "has decided to pursue other opportunities", as, they have left before they were sacked for something usually so bad that the company will never speak about it publicly.

    e.g. Mark Hurd @ HP hiring a softcore porn actress and using the company jet for far far far far far far too many personal flights around the globe, and too many sexual harassment incidents. The board, which he hand picked, allowed him to leave " to pursue other opportunities" with a golden parachute studded with diamonds, emeralds, sapphires and rubies (somewhere between $30 to $40 million).

    1. Peter2 Silver badge

      Re: Always raises more questions

      I see "has decided to pursue other opportunities", as, they have left before they were sacked for something usually so bad that the company will never speak about it publicly.

      Equally, it might be saying "this place is a madhouse and these plans are impossible, I quit" to get out before you get blamed for a predictable trainwreck, without saying anything that might ruin your prospects to get another job with a similar pay packet. (As other employers might be wary of employing you if you decide to say something nasty on the way out)

      If he was being sacked though, he probably wouldn't be staying in post for 6 months to ensure a smooth transition.

  2. cb7

    "but most notable is his leadership in standing up our IFS business."

    Standing still more like.

    World + dog is churning out 5nm or less while Intel is still palming off rebadged 10nm.

    https://www.theverge.com/23578430/chip-war-chris-miller-asml-intel-apple-samsung-us-china-decoder

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