Ex-Intel executive departs Google as chipmaker searches for CEO

(Reuters) – Diane Bryant, a former Intel Corp ( INTC.O) executive who headed the chipmaker’s information center unit, is leaving Alphabet Inc’s ( GOOGL.O) cloud computing unit less than a year after signing up with and just as her old company look for a brand-new chief executive.

The logo design of Google is pictured during the Viva Tech start-up and innovation summit in Paris, France, Might 25, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Google Cloud, the system of Alphabet that contends versus Amazon.com Inc ( AMZN.O) and Microsoft Corp ( MSFT.O) to offer computing services to companies, confirmed on Tuesday that Bryant had actually left. Bryant left Intel in 2017 and signed up with Google’s cloud system as primary operating officer later on that year.

In a declaration, Google said of Bryant that it was “grateful for the contributions she made while at Google and we wish her the very best in her next pursuit.” Company Expert previously reported the news of Bryant’s departure.

Intel has released a search involving both internal and external prospects for a brand-new CEO. Previous Ceo Brian Krzanich resigned last month after a probe of a relationship he had with another Intel employee that violated a company anti-fraternization policy.

Analysts widely expect that Intel’s interim CEO, finance chief Bob Swan, will not look for to fill the leading task permanently. Intel, which wased established 50 years ago this month, has actually never ever designated an outsider as CEO, instead drawing on longtime magnates.

An Intel representative decreased to talk about the business’s CEO search or whether Bryant was under consideration for the task.

Prior to she departed Intel, Bryant supervised the company’s data center group, offering chips to large consumers like Facebook Inc ( FB.O), Google and Microsoft. Such “data centric” chip sales have grown to account for half of Intel’s profits.

Reporting by Stephen Nellis; Editing by Tom Brown