David "Dadi" Perlmutter is leaving Intel. Perlmutter is currently Executive Vice President, General Manager of Intel's Architecture Group, and the firm's Chief Product Officer. According to his executive bio, he's "responsible for Intel's platform solutions for all computing segments including datacenters, desktops, laptops, handhelds, embedded devices, and consumer electronics." So, just about everything then.
According to the SEC filing announcing Perlmutter's departure, Perlmutter informed Intel of his intention to leave last week. His term will end on February 20, 2014—the 34-year anniversary of his first day at Intel. Apparently, he's leaving to "pursue other opportunities in his life and professional career."
Perlmutter has been a key figure at Intel for quite some time. He managed the development of the Pentium Pro and Pentium II processors and led the group that created Intel's Centrino mobile platform. As head of the Architecture Group, Perlmutter has overseen the design of Intel's latest Core and Atom processors. His responsibilities changed somewhat after newly minted CEO Brian Krzanich reorganized Intel's product divisions, though. As Reuters points out, the PC client, mobile communications, and data center divisions that used to report directly to Perlmutter are now run by Krzanich.
When Intel was searching for a new CEO after Paul Otellini's departure last year, Perlmutter was considered a strong candidate for the top job. It will be interesting to see where he ends up next.
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