For those who came in late, Intel has fallen a year behind shedule with its move to the 7nm process, while some of its rivals are close to getting product in the shops.
Intel has clearly held an inquiry and found that the reason for the delay has been the TSCG which had gained on power and manpower over the years. However like all Empires it had become a bit decadent and inefficient.
Intel's cunning plan involves breaking the TSCG into several smaller groups, all of which will report directly to CEO Bob Swan. Renduchintala will depart the company at the end of next week with his crown, potplant and personal belongings in a photocopy paper box.
SCG will become five groups focusing on manufacturing and architecture. These are:
- Technology Development: Focused on developing next-generation process nodes. Led by Dr. Ann Kelleher.
- Manufacturing and Operations: Focused on ramping current process nodes and building out new fab capacity. Led by Keyvan Esfarjani.
- Design Engineering: A recently-created group responsible for Intel's technology manufacturing and platform engineering. Led on an interim basis by Josh Walden while Intel searches for a permanent leader.
- Architecture, Software and Graphics: Developing Intel's architectures and associated software stacks. Led by Raja Koduri (continuing).
- Supply Chain: Handling Intel's supply chain and relationships with important suppliers. Led by Dr. Randhir Thakur (continuing).