Intelligence CEO Pat Gelsinger suggests software will play a much bigger role in the company’s future, as he once again prepares to fight for AMD, according to reports.
Bet big on software in an interview with CRN, Gelsinger wants Intel to take a “software-first” approach to help the company beat the competition in all applications, from cloud at the edge.
“We have to deliver the software capabilities, and then we have to empower it, speed it up, make it more secure with underlying hardware. And for me, this is the big turnaround I need to lead at Intel, ”shared Gelsinger.
He added that if there is one thing he learned from his 11 years at VMware, it is that “providing silicon that is not supported by the software is a bug.”
In the interview, Gelsinger admitted that he knew Intel was not in its best shape when took over as CEO in February, with an eroding market share thanks to AMD silicon improvement on the one hand, and the late delivery of its 7 nm chips, the other.
But that will change soon, says Gelsinger, thanks to a multi-pronged approach that will see the culmination of new advancements in manufacturing and architecture over the next several years, coupled with Intel’s redesigned integrated device manufacturing strategy. , IDM 2.0.
Gelsinger’s outlook may seem a bit too optimistic with the current silicon crisis, which the CEO of Intel himself has expressed concern about a couple of times in the past.
However, it looks like Intel will be able to capitalize on the silicon crisis to aggressively push its IDM 2.0 strategy, and as Tom’s gear said it might also help evaporate any downside of the delay in manufacturing of its upcoming Xeon Scalable Sapphire Rapids processors.
“We’re ready to take the mojo back in this regard,” beamed Gelsinger.
Going through CRN