Here's a small excerpt from the memo, which was written by Murthy, Intel's manufacturing head:
I am writing to share the news that for personal reasons Jim Keller has resigned from Intel after two years, effective today. Prior to his departure, Jim will take on a consulting role for six months to assist with the transition. I am very sad to see him go and wish him well.
Many of us have witnessed first-hand Jim’s technical strength in CPU design and passion for silicon engineering. He was a champion of our technologists and fearless in his pursuit of innovation. I personally very much appreciated his efforts to help us advance Intel’s product leadership.
Now is the right time to implement a new organizational structure and succession plan to continue our focus on execution, decision-making and innovation. We are creating a nimbler structure with groups formed from teams previously in SEG and IPSG that will provide clear accountability and greater alignment with the business units.
We have a vastly experienced team of technical leaders within TSCG and I am fortunate to be able to draw on this talent as we evolve the team. I am pleased to announce that Sundari Mitra, Gene Scuteri, Daaman Hejmadi and Navid Shahriari will take on new leadership roles reporting to me, effective immediately.