Intel puts former ARM exec in charge of its IoT group

Tom Lantzsch will lead Intel's Internet of Things unit, with the aim of boosting the chip giant's footprint vs. his old employer.

Intel has named a former ARM executive to lead its Internet of Things division.

The company said Tom Lantzsch will become senior vice president and general manager of Intel's IoT group. Previously, he was the executive vice president of strategy at ARM, which is also a key player in the IoT market.

Intel's move highlights how it is increasingly going outside of the company to bring in leaders. Keep in mind that last year Intel put Dr. Venkata "Murthy" Renduchintala, a former Qualcomm executive, in charge of the company's client, IoT, and systems architecture group.

Renduchintala said that Lantzsch will be an "accelerant" for IoT innovation.

Intel also announced that it will create an Automated Driving Group that will focus on the future of driving and automated cars. That group will be led by Doug Davis, a long-time Intel executive.

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