Intel CEO Brian Krzanich outlines his broad strategy for the company's future

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich outlines his broad strategy for the company's future
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich outlines his broad strategy for the company's future
Aside from cutting over 10 percent of the company's workforce, Intel's latest restructuring efforts will refocus on five core concepts for the foreseeable future.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich is in charge of the world's largest semiconductor company that is currently running full speed on its restructuring plans. This should be no surprise as Intel essentially missed the gravy train on the lucrative mobile market and is now looking to respond more quickly to market changes to avoid another missed opportunity. The latest earnings report from the company showed that revenue has been on a decline.

Intel's new target: Become the leader of a smart, connected world

The Intel restructuring includes cutting over 12000 jobs worldwide and a reshuffling of divisions to focus on what the company believes will be key components of a connected future. Simply providing new and updated hardware like processors for PCs and laptops are no longer sufficient according to Krzanich.

The five pillars of Intel: Cloud & Data Center, FPGA, Memory, Think & Devices, and Moore's Law

Krzanich summarizes his plans for the future of Intel:

  • Cloud: The cloud and its related data centers and server processors are the linchpin to the company's vision of a "smart and connected world" and will be a major division for Intel.
  • IoT: The "Internet of Things" will continue to create wearable microchips optimized for connectivity to be closely linked to the cloud. PC Clients and businesses will also play their parts in a "connected world".
  • Memory and FPGA: Faster research and development on new cloud solutions and memory technologies like 3D XPoint will be essential in driving the concept of IoT.
  • 5G: Intel wants to push forward with the successor to LTE in order to provide reliable connectivity between wearables, autonomous vehicles, and the cloud.
  • Moore's Law: Intel has acknowledged during its latest quarterly results that the self-fulfilling trend in its current state has become more and more difficult for the company to follow. While structural and architectural reductions are becoming more complicated, Intel will still invest in R&D to remain the leader in silicon manufacturing technology.


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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2016-04-29 (Update: 2016-04-29)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.