Randhir Thakur, head of Intel’s contract chip production division, has stepped down, according to a report from Intel. that register Confirmed by Intel. He will continue to lead Intel Foundry Services through Q1 2023 to ensure a smooth transition to the new leadership.
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger sent an email to the company’s employees thanking Randhir Thakur for his help in founding IFS and contributing to the blue company’s IDM 2.0 business model. .
“Randhir has been a key member of the executive leadership team for the past two and a half years and has held several senior management positions since joining the company in 2017,” said Intel’s CEO. register“His contribution to us [Integrated Device Manufacturing] There are many transformations to 2.0, but most notable is his leadership in launching the IFS business. ”
In fact, Randhir Thakur has done a lot with IFS to be proud of. During his tenure, Intel announced its pending acquisition of Tower Semiconductor (which would soon make Intel one of the largest contract manufacturers of chips), and one of TSMC’s biggest customers, he We made a deal with a giant chip developer like MediaTek. The contract was a major achievement for his IFS, which also won a contract with the US Department of Defense for the Rapid Assured Microelectronics Prototypes-Commercial (RAMP-C) program.
But based on what we know of Intel’s process technology roadmap through at least 2025, IFS is far from an ideal contract chipmaker. (Integrated Design Manufacturer) player, but may not be enough to convince companies like Apple, AMD, and Nvidia to use his IFS services for their mass-produced products.
The Intel Foundry Services BU made $171 million in the company’s third quarter of fiscal year 2022, which may not be a big deal considering it’s about 1.1% of the company’s revenue. Hmm. We will update this post when we know more.