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Will Intel’s new CEO be capable of the radical thinking it needs?

Intel never causes shockwaves with its CEO choices. It has never selected an external candidate, and the newest leader, Bob Swan, has been doing the job on an interim basis for seven months already, since the abrupt departure of predecessor Brian Krzanich. Swan is only the seventh CEO of Intel in its 50-year history and while that has given the company the benefits of continuity and consistency of vision, it also limits the scope for innovation and a radical approach. And a hefty dose of radical thought is in order, for a firm which lost its ‘world’s biggest chipmaker’ status to Samsung (off and on) in 2017, and which is seeing intense pressure in its core markets, coupled with only…

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