Intel announces leadership changes for Client Computing and IoT

Intel has announced that two of its senior executives will be leaving the company. Doug Davis, who heads up Intel's Internet of Things Group, will retire after his successor has been named. Kirk Skaugen, the senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Client Computing Group, is moving on to a new career. Intel's current vice president and general manager of mobile client platforms, Navin Shenoy, will be taking over for Skaugen in the coming weeks.

Both men have held significant leadership roles at Intel over the years. Davis started working for Intel in 1984 as a product engineer in the company's military division. While his recent work was mostly related to Intel's Internet of Things initiatives, he also has experience in Intel's manufacturing arm. Most notably, he was general manager of the Arizona Fab/Sort Manufacturing Site, where he was responsible for the site's site wafer fabrication manufacturing strategy and operations.

Skaugen joined Intel in 1992. For a number of years, he managed Intel's datacenter projects, as well as its connectivity intiatives like Thunderbolt. As the senior vice president of of Intel's PC Client Group from 2012 to 2014, Skaugen headed up Intel's largest business unit. His leadership role expanded when Intel merged its PC and mobile divisions in 2015 into the Client Computing Group. This business unit handles many of Intel's most important products, including its processor lineup and consumer devices.

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