) next CEO will likely be an internal hire
, says current chief Paul Otellini. "Even if you brought in Mr. or Ms. Perfect, that person is going to take two years to figure out the culture ... In this environment, why take the risk?" Some think
"this environment" is exactly why Intel needs fresh blood. If Intel opts for an existing employee, it could turn to one of several candidates (I
), including its COO, CFO, and the heads of its software, PC CPU, and server CPU units.