Intel CTO steps down, CEO cautious on TV move

Intel’s chief technology officer and director of Intel Labs, Justin Rattner, is stepping down from his current role. 

Intel said that the move was required by Intel’s corporate bylaws, which say that Intel employees may not serve as corporate officers past the age of 65.

Rattner, who joined the company in 1973, is due to take personal leave immediately to deal with “a pressing family matter,” but will return at a later date to take up an as-yet unspecified job, Intel said.

The news comes as Intel’s new CEO Brian Krzanich said that he is “cautious” about moving ahead with Intel’s much anticipated push into the TV space, in his first briefing with reporters.

“We believe we have a great user interface and the compression-decompression technology is fantastic, but in the end, if we want to provide that service it comes down to content. We are not big content players,” Krzanich is reported to have said.