Intel is apparently parting company with Aicha Evans, general manager of its Communications and Devices group, although the split – and Evans’ future destination – have not been confirmed.
According to Bloomberg, Evans has “handed in her notice” at Intel, which she joined in 2006. Her responsibilitie include “driving wireless engineering for multi-comm products and platforms, including modems, RF, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, FM, LTE, WLAN/WWAN as well as emerging wireless technologies”.
Evans has also been a high-profile exec for the chipmaker. She was responsible for highlighting its work around 5G and IoT at Mobile World Congress this year.
The move comes not long after Intel appointed a former Qualcomm chief to a senior role overseeing PC, mobile and IoT products.
Bloomberg also noted that Evans’ departure comes at a time when Intel is expected to pick up some business from Apple for future iPhones. While this deal alone will not see Intel challenging the established market leaders, it will be significant in proving its mobile credibility.
Intel has been tenacious in its efforts in the mobile market, even if this has not always been met with success. It recently stopped reporting its activities in this sector separately in its financials.