Intel names president-COO

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Santa Clara, Calif.--Paul Otellini, 51, has been named president-COO of Intel Corp., joining CEO Craig Barrett in a two-person executive office. Otellini succeeds Barrett as president. The COO post had been vacant since 1998.

Otellini, who joined the company in 1974, was most recently exec VP-general manager of the Intel Architecture Group, responsible for the company's $21 billion microprocessor and chipset businesses. Other offices he has held include exec VP-sales and marketing, and general manager of the Microprocessor Products Group, where he led the introduction of the Pentium microprocessor in 1993.

He also served as general manager of the company's Peripheral Components Operation and general manager of the Folsom Microcomputer Division. In 1989, he was assistant to then-Intel President Andrew S. Grove.

In his new position, Ortellini will be responsible for overseeing Intel's internal operations. Corporate strategy and long-term planning will continue to be led by Barrett.

--Kate Maddox

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