One of Intel’s top executives, Sean Maloney (pictured on the right with CEO Paul Otellini), has decided to call it quits after a 30-year-career with Santa Clara chipmaker, the company announced today.
The 56-year-old Maloney, executive vice president and chairman of Intel China, joined the company in 1982. He will retire in January. A company spokesperson said Intel doesn’t plan to appoint a new chairman in China, where it employs about 8,000 people.
Once considered in line to become Intel’s chief executive, Maloney suffered a stroke in February 2010 and returned to the company about 11 months later after extensive rehabilitation.