Intel Corp., the world's largest computer chipmaker, on Monday announced a number of organizational and management changes to consolidate its business and expand power of three senior executives.
The company said all of its major product divisions will be consolidated into a newly formed Intel Architecture Group, which will be co-managed by Sean Maloney and Dadi Perlmutter, both executive vice presidents.
Intel's global manufacturing organization, the Technology and Manufacturing Group, will now report to Andy Bryant, Intel's chief administrative officer and also an executive vice president.
The shakeup will allow Paul Otellini, the company's chief executive officer, to "devote a higher quotient of his time to corporate strategy and driving the company's growth initiatives," Intel said in a statement.
The expansion of responsibilities for the three executive vice presidents projects them as possible candidates to succeed Otellini in the future, some analysts said.
Intel also confirmed that Pat Gelsinger, co-manager of its Digital Enterprise Group and Bruce Sewell, its general counsel, are leaving the company.
In a separate announcement, data storage company EMC Corp. on Monday said it has hired Gelsinger as president and chief operating officer of EMC Information Infrastructure Products.