Intel is breaking up their Technology, Systems Architecture, and Client Group (TSCG), creating five separate teams that will report directly to the CEO, Bob Swan. This news comes days after Intel’s latest earnings conference call, where a 6 – 12 month delay to 7nm products (to late 2022 or early 2023) was confirmed.
Current chief engineering officer and group president of the TSCG, Murthy Renduchintala, will depart Intel on August 3. This organizational restructuring comes a little over two years after Renduchintala was named the head of the TSCG, as Jim Keller joined the company. And with Jim Keller’s announced departure (for personal reasons) back in June, this is the second major departure from Intel’s (former) TSCG this year.
You can read the full news release from Intel, here.
It seems odd that these wouldn’t be pretty segmented and fairly autonomous teams all along so aside from staffing changes (ppl bailing and getting fired) I’m not sure if this is that much of a change.
I think Intel def needs a re-org but this doesn’t go far enough. Intel needs to spin off its fabs into its own business; it would be better for Intel in the long run, better for the industry, and better for US national interests.
Eliminating a layer of management and requiring group leads to report directly to the CEO is a significant change from autonomous teams. There will be more control from the top, or at least more accountability.