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Paul S. Otellini
Born October 12, 1950 (1950-10-12) (age 59)
Occupation CEO of Intel Corporation

Paul S. Otellini (born October 12, 1950) is Intel Corporation's fifth Chief Executive Officer. He is also on the Board of Directors of Google Inc.



Paul Otellini graduated from St. Ignatius College Preparatory. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of San Francisco in 1972. He received an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley in 1974.

Employment at Intel

Otellini joined Intel in 1974. From 1998 to 2002, he was executive vice president and general manager of the Intel Architecture Group, responsible for the company's microprocessor and chipset businesses and strategies for desktop, mobile and enterprise computing. From 1996 to 1998, Otellini served as executive vice president of sales and marketing and from 1994 to 1996 as senior vice president and general manager of sales and marketing.

Previously, he served as general manager of the Microprocessor Products Group, leading the introduction of the Pentium microprocessor that followed in 1993. He also managed Intel's business with IBM Corporation, served as general manager of both the Peripheral Components Operation and the Folsom Microcomputer Division, where he was responsible for the company's chipset operations, and served as a technical assistant to then-Intel President Andrew S. Grove.

Otellini was appointed an operating group vice president in 1988, elected as an Intel corporate officer in 1991, made senior vice president in 1993, and promoted to executive vice president in 1996.

In 2002, he was elected to the board of directors and became President and Chief Operating Officer at the company.

On May 18, 2005 he replaced Craig Barrett as the new CEO of Intel.

Otellini is reported to have been a major force in convincing Apple Inc. in the Apple Intel Transition, and being very fond of Mac OS X, saying Windows Vista is "closer to the Mac than we've been on the Windows side for a long time".[1][2]

In 2006, he oversaw the largest round of layoffs in Intel history when 10,500 (or 10% of the corporate workforce) employees were laid-off. Job cuts in manufacturing, product design, and other redundancies, were made in an effort to save $3 billion/year in cost by 2008. Of the 10,500 jobs, 1,000 layoffs were at the management level.[3]

In 2007, Otellini announced plans to build a $3 billion dollar semiconductor manufacturing plant in the port city of Dalian, China. [4]


  • "Our goal in China is to support a transition from 'manufactured in China' to 'innovated in China.'", Otellini speaking at the Great Hall of the People[5]
  • "The initial ones are multi-chip, but so what?' You guys are misreading the market if you think people care what's in the package. [6]
  • "The premise that we actually divorced over is that there is not one solution. No one company, no one solution has a monopoly on kids.", Otellini speaking about Intel's withdrawal from the OLPC project, in acrimonious circumstances.[7]
  • "We're investing in America to keep Intel and our nation at the forefront of innovation" [8]
  • "Intel Chief Executive Paul Otellini called Dell, which used Intel chips exclusively, 'the best friend money can buy,'" [9]

Personal Information

Otellini's brother, Rev. Msgr. Steven Otellini, is a Roman Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of San Francisco currently serving as pastor of The Church of the Nativity in Menlo Park, CA.


  1. ^ Tony Smith, 'Intel waiting for key update before going Vista', [1], date:2007/03/07
  2. ^ Ashlee Vance, 'Sly Intel CEO warns that Apple is the safer computer buy', [2] date: 2005/05/26
  3. ^ Intel announces layoffs, reorganization, IDG News Service, 9/6/06
  4. ^ Mike Clendenin, Intel confirms $2.5 billion fab in China, [3], 03/26/2007
  5. ^ Intel to build $2.5B factory in China, AP Business News, March 26, 2007
  6. ^ Inside AMD's Phenom And Opteron Quad-Core Architectures, InformationWeek, May 14th, 2007
  7. ^ Intel 'undermined' laptop project, BBC News, 9 January 2008
  8. ^ Intel to invest $7bn in new US facilities, Financial Times, February 10th, 2009
  9. ^ "Cuomo Hits Intel With Suit", Wall Street Journal, November 5, 2009.

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Preceded by
Craig Barrett
Intel CEO
Succeeded by


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