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Leading Intel Executive Suffers Stroke

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Intel has announced that one of the company top executives will take medical leave after suffering a stroke in his home.

Intel yesterday said that Sean Maloney, one of the top execs underneath the company's CEO, suffered a stroke. Mr Maloney is said to have an "excellent" chance of recovery and is expected to resume his duties within the company after a recuperation period of several months.

"I visited with Sean and his sense of humor and determination to return to work fill the room," said CEO Paul Otellini in a statement. "We wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to his return."

The Guardian reports that London-born Maloney began work at Intel in 1982. The 53-year-old was handpicked to be an assistant to former Intel boss Andy Grove and is tipped to be Otellini's successor.

Dadi Perlmutter will temporarily fill Maloney's position as executive vice president and general manager at the Intel Architecture Group.

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    pbrigido , March 2, 2010 2:56 PM
    It seems to be a bad time to be an executive at a technology company.
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    rhino13 , March 2, 2010 3:02 PM
    Best wishes to him.

    Hopefully while he's out the environment for grunts will improve at Intel Architecture...
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    sliem , March 2, 2010 3:04 PM
    Overworked, underpaid NAHH, overworked, underexcersized.
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    N.Broekhuijsen , March 2, 2010 4:31 PM
    pbrigidoIt seems to be a bad time to be an executive at a technology company.

    Yeah the guys at tesla and now this.....
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    bcube , March 2, 2010 4:58 PM
    a little happy news for amd
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    Someguyperson , March 2, 2010 5:14 PM
    So many insensitive people here. I only wish the best for him and that he makes a quick recovery.
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    retirepresident , March 2, 2010 6:30 PM
    It could be one or three things.
    1)Eating lots rich grease food,alcohol,smoking import cigars or taking to many legal or not legal drug with the profits it stole from AMD.
    2)Intel sales are down.
    3)Reap want you sow.

    We don't want to talk about insensitive when Intel played dirt.
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    officeguy , March 2, 2010 6:36 PM
    too bad
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    ben850 , March 2, 2010 6:38 PM
    Today we will be introducing you to the ......... HNRGGNNGGGGG
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    Dirtman73 , March 2, 2010 7:25 PM
    ben850Today we will be introducing you to the ......... HNRGGNNGGGGG


    I feel horrible for laughing at that...

    I had a great-uncle that suffered a stroke, and after recovering the only word he could utter was "momeemomeemomee" over and over again when trying to communicate. I thought it was funny when I was ten years old, but dear god I hope that never happens to me. Best recovery to Mr. Intel.
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    taintsauce , March 2, 2010 7:33 PM
    ben850Today we will be introducing you to the ......... HNRGGNNGGGGG


    I second dirtman on this one. I laughed...hard. At least the poor guy is expected to be A-OK in a few months. My girlfriend is getting a masters in speech pathology, meaning she deals with a lot of stroke victims, which in turn scares the ever-loving-shit out of me.

    I do hope he gets better with a quickness.
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    Shadow703793 , March 2, 2010 8:08 PM
    someguypersonSo many insensitive people here. I only wish the best for him and that he makes a quick recovery.

    Yup. This site has so many fanboys, trolls, and spammers it's not funny any more.
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    tacoslave , March 2, 2010 9:47 PM
    I was expecting the title to be "AMD strikes Back!"
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    webbwbb , March 3, 2010 1:10 AM
    Even if Intel did a lot of things wrong that does not mean that it is okay to celebrate the tragedy of an individual. This is a living breathing human being with friends and a family. He may have been part of something that inconvenienced some users and cost a competitor a lot of money but even if he was, that does not make his life any less valuable. Please show some respect.
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    alagadnidonald , March 3, 2010 3:56 AM
    guess he wont be playing Crysis anytime soon :p 
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    The Dark Wall , March 3, 2010 7:17 AM
    Well... what can you do when AMD has a a hexacore CPU round the corner?
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    bk420 , March 4, 2010 1:43 AM
    I hope he gets well soon. The problem with tech companies is that they need to provide healthier environment and easier access to sport/fitness facilities. I know abode does that well, but they should definitely encourage this more.