Ex-Intel employees outs dirt about Intel - Talks about Internal Difficulties

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Someone should make TV series out of Intel. There enough drama for a dozen seasons.
     
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    I guarantee that there are scripts already in the works and as this is still unfolding, there isn't even pressure to wrap things up. Great care can be taken with the story and documentation.

    This will be like Enron and the 2008 crisis. We will be able to watch a movie about this chapter of Intel some day. Unless Intel actually collapses (very unlikely) there wont be a major motion picture but certainly what we are seeing is worthy of a Netflix series.
     
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    Jim Keller is a real mystery man. How can there be such a guru in real life? He just wanders from one multi-billion cutting-edge technology company to another, solving their problems.
     
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    Though much like most drama TV series (like The Walking Dead or House), it'd be a little too formulaic.
    TV ad: "Next on Silicon Scandals: COO retires after *DUN DUN DUUUUNNN* a hardware vulnerability is discovered!"
    Audience: "wait didn't that already happen? That sounds really familiar"
     
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    Who shot Jim Keller....?
     
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    Sir and or ma'am. I do believe you just aged yourself. As did I. :)
     
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    to be fair I never actually watched Dallas as I was only like 6 months old when the Who shot JR eposode aired.
     
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    I ain't buying this. You don't magically acquire staff with 10-20+ years of experience for each node, because there aren't that many engineers out there. Also it doesn't make sense to increase the cycle size by doing so, as each new employee needs a few months to settle down. Nor does it sound logical that people with less that 10+ years of experience in the field will work on cutting edge Intel hardware.

    Something big seems to have happened .. some infighting something dark.
     
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    If Kaizad Mistry was on 10nm then Jim Keller must have been brought in for 7nm but it looks like he failed somewhere down the line.
     

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    Intel is so big--so huge--that sometimes the right hand knows not what the left is doing. Internal turf wars, promotion conflicts, resource conflicts, personality conflicts, geographical conflicts, abound. Basically, Intel is just too big. I think they could do much better by spinning off pieces of Intel into separate companies, leaving Intel as an aloof parent company and letting the smaller companies manage themselves--they could easily do this--but there is resistance, of course...;) Such a huge corp is almost impossible to manage efficiently or competitively, imo. That's a big advantage AMD has at present, being smaller, leaner, concentrated and honed. It's ironic that the thing most people see as so impressive about Intel, its sheer size, is actually working against it atm.
     
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    Jim Keller is like one of many thousands of engineers working at Intel. He can't work miracles, unfortunately...;) Nobody knows why he left Intel other than what he's said about it, but you how it is when a whiz-kid (only figuratively as none us are kids anymore)--from AMD comes in and tries to upset the apple cart--other engineers are displaced--and of course may not appreciate being moved aside for Keller. It's all very human. Could be Keller left because he met stiff internal resistance and could not overcome it, etc. Don't know anything except that he left Intel after a relatively short stint. The fate of Intel most assuredly doesn't hang on Keller or Raja...;) They'd be the first to laugh at the suggestion...;) We tend to view things differently because maybe Keller is the only Intel engineer we know by name, etc.
     
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    Actually I was just making a Tv show joke but yes I agree.
     
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    Mismanaged company unable to fulfill timeline promises has high turnover. Who knew?
     
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    LOL I rest my case :) But to be fair I was 5 or 6 during the same time. So I remember the fuss about it.
     

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    Not surprised by any of this because I knew of the Internal problems within Intel. Look at what with the 7nm situation. That whole fiasco was caused by Intel's internal problems.
     
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