Bryant left Intel a year ago to take up a position as COO of Google's Cloud unit, but last week she resigned from that position. FUD Zilla speculates Intel's Board may see Bryant as an ideal pick. She has history with Intel and reportedly knows what is going on and can present it well to outsiders.
It is not set in stone, but this is a big indication that Diane might be the next CEO of Intel. She helped Bryan Krzanich aka BK to grow intel especially in the Cloud and this was a great investment of time and resources, unlike mobile.Personally, I don't care how many males are females there are at a company, as long as everyone is doing a good job.
More phones and connected IoT devices will need more servers and considering that AMD only has a tiny percent of the market, there is still big potential to grow in this area. Diane should know how.