Intel mobile boss Anand Chandrasekher steps down

The head of Intel's Ultra Mobility Group has resigned following disappointing progress in the mobile market, where most manufacturers have opted for ARM-designed chips

Anand Chandrasekher, who led Intel's recent efforts in the mobile chip and platform space, has resigned, the company announced in a brief statement on Tuesday.

Anand Chandrasekher

Anand Chandrasekher, head of Intel's mobile group, has stepped down. Photo credit: Intel

Chandrasekher was senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Ultra Mobility Group. He will be replaced in the short term by Mike Bell and Dave Whalen, both vice presidents of Intel Architecture Group (IAG), who will co-manage the group that makes the Atom and Centrino chips for mobile devices.

At one time, Chandrasekher's mobile group was the the fastest-growing business unit within Intel as manufacturers gobbled up the Centrino chips that "helped make Wi-Fi connections ubiquitous in laptop computers", said The Wall Street Journal. However, the company has not achieved the same dominance in the handheld market, where most manufacturers have chosen chips based on the ARM design.

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