Bangalore: Anand Chandrasekhar, senior vice president and general manager of Intel Corporation's Ultra Mobility Group, is leaving Intel after 24 year of career with the company. Though there is not much information about his abrupt resignation, he only said that he is leaving to "pursue other interests".
Mike Bell and Dave Whalen, presidents from the Intel Architecture Group will jointly take Anand's place.
Anand's Ultra Mobility Group was responsible for developing the technologies on Atom chip. The Atom chip was to be used in the smartphone that Intel was planning to release. But the initiative that he has taken for the smartphone was dissatisfied with a lack of progress. His group was also responsible for low power Intel architecture products, ultra-mobile PCs, mobile internet devices, smart mobile and hand-held market segments.
But at the same time ARM has offered iPad 2 or a Xoom that is with more efficient design that can outrun the Atom Chip and Intel's Atom has been unable to stop ARM's momentum in the handheld front.
Intel Architecture Group general manager David Perlmutter said ,"We continue to make the investments needed to ensure that the best user experience on smartphones and handhelds runs on Intel Architecture, and to ship a phone this year."
Intel bought Infineon for cellular hardware and also they acquired Silicon Hive for mobile media processing. Intel has not yet disclose about their next-generation Atom for smartphones, and now in terms of finding customers the new Ultra Mobility Group has a big task ahead in figuring out how to integrate Atom with the ex-Infineon baseband products.