Intel Names Robert Swan CEO Following Reports That Apple's Johny Srouji Was a Candidate

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Intel today announced that it has appointed Robert Swan as its new CEO, ending the chipmaker's long search for a new leader.


    Swan had served as Intel's interim CEO since Brian Krzanich resigned seven months ago after violating the company's non-fraternization policy. Early reports indicated Swan was not interested in the role on a permanent basis, but he has evidently changed his mind and will remain in the position.

    Apple's chipmaking chief Johny Srouji was reportedly on Intel's list of candidates, but he was apparently not interested in the job.

    Swan joined Intel in October 2016 as CFO.

    Article Link: Intel Names Robert Swan CEO Following Reports That Apple's Johny Srouji Was a Candidate
  2. Sasparilla macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2012
    Thank goodness (for Apple). As for Intel, seems they are in a tough spot long term as it PC processor sales are threatened long term by ARM (Apple's A series and Qualcomm's ARM chips) and PC replacement by smartphones for the general public. JMHO...
  3. canny macrumors regular


    Jun 11, 2009
    Srouji should be the next Apple CEO - and sooner rather than later. The last good Apple CEO was an Arab too. Anything would be better than the current CEO - an unimaginative warehouse manager who got lucky.
  4. Scottsoapbox macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2014
    Journalism note: I could plug myself on Twitter and fit the phrase reports of consideration as a candidate. :rolleyes:
  5. markaceto macrumors member


    Jun 8, 2017
  6. farewelwilliams macrumors 68000

    Jun 18, 2014
    Disagreed. Srouji isn’t a product guy. He’ll end up running it like Tim Cook.

    Need someone like Scott Forstall or Phil Schiller.
  7. markaceto macrumors member


    Jun 8, 2017
    2nd Forstall 100% but absolutely not "courageous" Schiller.
  8. ksec macrumors 6502a

    Dec 23, 2015
    I think this could possibly marks the end of Apple and Intel relationship.
  9. farewelwilliams macrumors 68000

    Jun 18, 2014
    why not phil schiller?
    he came up with the click wheel for the ipod
    he was one of the main guys that persuaded steve to put itunes on windows
    he took over the app store duties and made it so much better for developers and for users (still not perfect but quite good)

    he knows what the users want. it sounds like he’s very interested in product development too. would be nice to see a CEO have meetings with Jony and his team several times a week again.

    problem with scott is that Jony and his team would likely quit the moment scott is CEO.
  10. DeepIn2U macrumors 603


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    now put this guy to work and whip up the ranks to get those delayed chips out! Get R&D refined and working on tight schedules ... they've been lazy!
  11. trusso macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2003
    Since we're on the subject of CEOs (Apple's, Intel's, or otherwise) and their perceived success or failure, there's a piece that touches on this:

    It's a long-ish read, but basically explains how Michael Eisner nearly ran Disney into the ground because he falsely believe he was the reason for the company's early 90's resurgence, and failed to account for the events occurring behind-the-scenes (and even before he came to Disney) which actually set the Disney Renaissance in motion. It's a lesson many CEOs, Tim Cook included, should take to heart.


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