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Diane Bryant, Intel
Diane Bryant of Intel.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced Wednesday that Diane Bryant, the executive in charge of Intel’s Data Center Group, is taking a six-to-eight-month leave of absence due to a “personal family matter.”

Bryant will be replaced by Navin Shenoy, who currently leads Intel’s Client Computing Group. Her division has been probably the best-performing division at the company over the last few years, although it fell short of revenue expectations in the last quarter.

It sounds like Bryant will be moved into a different role upon her return to the company, based on Krzanich’s email; she was Intel’s CIO prior to assuming this role. Intel made a number of significant changes during her tenure, including the embrace of a more flexible style of processor design that cloud computing giants like Amazon Web Services were demanding for newer workloads.

Shenoy inherits a group that controls virtually all of the market share for chips going into commercial servers and the homegrown equipment used by cloud providers.

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