Paul Otellini, who headed over Intel in some of his most prosperous years, has died today at the age of 66 years. The company announced the news in a press release to

Otellini joined the company in 1974 and finally rose to the position of CEO in 2005. These were the salattage of standalone processors, when the home PCs were in an endless Megahertz race and Intel blew with the arc-competing AMD.

Intel under Otellini was fabulously successful: Intel pointed out that it had more revenue during the 8-year term of Otellini than in the last 45 years together. He retired in 2013 to a quiet life of philanthropy and mentoring.

The progress of the company under his leadership have helped to build the industry that we all participate in today. The best wishes of the family of Otellini

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