Chip Wars: ARM Names New CEO for Fresh Battle With Intel

Warren East, outgoing CEO of ARM Holdings, speaks during the 2012 Open Mobile Summit and Appcelerate conference in San Francisco Photograph by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The chip industry has apparently decided that spring really is a time for renewal. Any day now, Intel Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini will name his successor. And on Tuesday, British chip design company ARM revealed that CEO Warren East will retire (PDF) and hand the company over to current President Simon Segars. Perhaps Otellini and East will find an opportunity in the months ahead to share a beer and talk about the good times they had trying to destroy each other.

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