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Murthy leaves Qualcomm to head Intel IoT group

Steve Rogerson
November 25, 2015
Venkata "Murthy" Renduchintala has left Qualcomm to join Intel as president of a newly created client and IoT businesses and systems architecture group. Renduchintala has also been appointed as an executive officer of Intel Corporation.
"Intel's strategy and direction is solid, and we continue to evolve our organisational structure to better position the company for growth," said Brian Krzanich, Intel CEO. "The calibre of leadership and experience Murthy brings to our executive team represents a significant move towards delivering the benefits of our strategy even faster than before."
Renduchintala brings to Intel a blend of technical, operations, business and customer relationship-building skills, as well as expertise from his long career in the system-on-chip (SoC), mobile and IoT areas. Under his leadership, the company aims to align product design, engineering and business direction to tighten Intel's strategy and speed execution across the communications, device and IoT segments, which are all core to growth in the smart and connected compute era.
The new organisation brings together Intel's platform engineering, client computing, IoT, software and services, and design and technology groups, which share a common set of technologies required for mobile SoC and connectivity leadership.
"The largest semiconductor company in the world, Intel is a technology and business icon for which I have deep respect, and I am honoured to join its ranks," said Renduchintala. "Bringing together the formidable talent into this new organisation will enable Intel to accelerate progress in segments already at significant scale and with continued strong prospects for growth."
Renduchintala, 50, joins Intel from Qualcomm, where he most recently served as executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies and co-president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. In this role, he was responsible for leading Qualcomm's semiconductor business in the computing, mobile and adjacent segments.