The end of an era.
Intel’s current Chairman, Craig Barrett, will be retiring from his position come May this year. The exact date is yet to be specified, but will be announced at Intel’s annual stockholders’ meeting in that Month.
Barrett has worked at Intel since 1974, taking a position as President in 1997, serving as the company’s CEO from 1998 through to 2005 after which he took his current place as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Intel. Over his 35 years at Intel Barrett saw the introduction of such Processors as the Celeron, Pentium III, Pentium 4 and Pentium M, to name but a few.
Said Barrett: “Intel became the world’s largest and most successful semiconductor company in 1992 and has maintained that position ever since. I’m extremely proud to have helped achieve that accomplishment and to have the honor (sic) of working with tens of thousands of Intel employees who every day put their talents to use to make Intel one of the premier technology companies in the world.“
Current board member Jane Shaw will step in as Chairman (or should that be Chairwoman?) after Barrett’s retirement. Though it’s unlikely that Barrett will ever be replaced – we’ll certainly miss his presence at IDF in the future.