Paul Otellini, Intel’s previous CEO, died in his sleep on Monday, the
company announced this morning. He was 66. Otellini served as Intel’s
fifth chief executive from 2005 through 2013, and leaves behind a legacy
of the company’s dominance in x86 processors. Notably, he also worked
with Apple as it moved away from PowerPC chips and adopted Intel’s wares.
After retiring in 2013, Otellini revealed one major regret during his
tenure: not working hard enough to get Intel’s chips in the iPhone.
Consequently, Intel mostly missed on the smartphone revolution.
“We are deeply saddened by Paul’s passing,” Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said
in a statement. “He was the relentless voice of the customer in a sea of
engineers, and he taught us that we only win when we put the customer