Intel’s Perlmutter to Leave After Krzanich’s Executive Changes

Intel Corp. (INTC) said David Perlmutter, an executive vice president who previously ran the chip-architecture unit, will depart the world’s largest semiconductor maker in February 2014.

Perlmutter, 59, who has been at Intel for almost 34 years, is leaving to pursue other opportunities, the company said today in a filing. He shifted roles in May, when the Architecture Group began reporting to Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich.

Krzanich, who was promoted to CEO the week before making the executive changes, is trying to speed up Intel’s efforts in mobile devices. While the company’s processors are dominant in desktop and laptop PCs, Santa Clara, California-based Intel has struggled to woo smartphone and tablet makers to use its chips.

“Throughout his career at Intel, Mr. Perlmutter led many of the product, technology and business transformations at Intel,” the company said in the filing.

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