Intel’s PC chief talks about 5G, changes in chip design


Intel surprised many observers when the company hired outsider Venkata Renduchintala to lead the company’s PC, Internet of Things, and Systems Architecture groups.

With more than a year under his belt, he’s spearheading a cultural change inside the company, getting employees to think beyond PCs and talk about technologies like 5G and IoT.

There’s been a lot of chatter about changes in the company’s chip development strategy, with the recent announcement of the 8th Generation Core processors, an unprecedented fourth chip architecture on the 14-nanometer process. The chip industry veteran sat down with the IDG News Service at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to talk about what spurred the move and also his thoughts on 5G.

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