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Intel's Sean Maloney to Retire in 2013

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Sean Maloney, executive vice president and chairman of Intel China, will retire from Intel in January, the company announced today.

56-year-old Maloney joined Intel back in 1982 and lived through the company's strongest growth periods of the 486 and Pentium processors in the 1990s as the technical assistant of Andy Grove, led the campaigns surrounding Wi-Fi and Centrino as well as Wi-Max and eventually became chief marketing officer in 2009. Back then, Maloney was believed to be in the running to replace Paul Otellini as CEO of Intel.

However, a stroke Maloney suffered in 2010 canceled those plans. During a medical leave, Maloney was able to recover and assume the position of chairman of Intel China, which led him to move to Beijing in 2011. However, it appears that Maloney is now making a decision for his health and against his career.

"Intel will always be part of my life, and I feel privileged to have been one of the company's leaders," Maloney said in a statement. "I look forward to my retirement and spending more time with my family. Intel is full of the best and brightest people I have ever known."

CEO Paul Otellini described Maloney as "a well-known visionary for Intel and the computing industry".

"In the '90s he identified the impact Asia would have as a technology market as well as an innovation hub for the industry, and last year he unveiled Intel's efforts to re-invent computing with Ultrabook devices," Otellini said. "He leaves a major mark on Intel and the industry, and I wish Sean and his family well as they move on to the next chapter in his life."

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    exar333 , September 19, 2012 9:26 PM
    ashinmsIf this were AMD, stock prices would have dropped by eighty percent and fanboys would have come running out of the woodwork chanting "death to AMD" like a libian Christmas day parade.


    That's because no one retires from AMD. They flee the sinking ship or get fired.
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    ashinms , September 19, 2012 9:11 PM
    If this were AMD, stock prices would have dropped by eighty percent and fanboys would have come running out of the woodwork chanting "death to AMD" like a libian Christmas day parade.
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    exar333 , September 19, 2012 9:26 PM
    ashinmsIf this were AMD, stock prices would have dropped by eighty percent and fanboys would have come running out of the woodwork chanting "death to AMD" like a libian Christmas day parade.


    That's because no one retires from AMD. They flee the sinking ship or get fired.
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    A Bad Day , September 19, 2012 10:16 PM
    I haven't heard about any AMD higher-up manager retiring...
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    amuffin , September 19, 2012 10:17 PM
    exar333That's because no one retires from AMD. They flee the sinking ship or get fired.

    That is true...
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    Anonymous , September 19, 2012 11:41 PM
    Is he the one who decided to let Lapop OEMs gimp the hell out of the Intel HD graphics drivers so they could not be updated at the Intel HD graphics driver website! Oh! It was someone in marketing! Oh I see! yes, laptop owners need updated drivers, laptop owners need to buy new computer to get updated drivers, Intel sells more chips, Oh! now I see, Yes! Yes!
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    greghome , September 20, 2012 1:02 AM
    exar333That's because no one retires from AMD. They flee the sinking ship or get fired.


    Dirk Meyer didn't deserve to get fired.
    JF-AMD could be the first one to retire though :p 
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    rootheday , September 20, 2012 3:06 AM
    IsHeIs he the one who decided to let Lapop OEMs gimp the hell out of the Intel HD graphics drivers so they could not be updated at the Intel HD graphics driver website!


    dude - chill out - there is a simple way for you to install the latest drivers from intel.com:
    http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/CS-029635.htm
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    ojas , September 20, 2012 11:36 AM
    ashinmsIf this were AMD, stock prices would have dropped by eighty percent and fanboys would have come running out of the woodwork chanting "death to AMD" like a libian Christmas day parade.

    No even in that case, nothing would have happened, because this dude's retiring in 2013.
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    Anonymous , September 20, 2012 6:17 PM
    Removing replys toms! are we! Shill for your masters, Your reviews are little more than direct marketing!
    Laptop OEMs Your crappy service after the sell, will be reported on! People are tired of getting Crappy laptops OEM software and service after the sale!