Intel’s principal engineer, Francois Piednoel, leaves the company

Intel's principal engineer, Francois Piednoel, leaves the company

Intel’s principal engineer, Francois Piednoel, leaves the company

 
Francois Piednoel is a key figure at Intel, acting as the company’s principal engineer since 1997, fathering their first dual-processor High-End Desktop platform and creating the Extreme Edition brand. He has also participated in the creation of every new CPU design since then, from Katamai to Sandy Bridge all the way to Skylake-X. 

  
To say the least, this man has been involved in almost every major project at Intel for 20 years, but now is the time where he must move on towards “new adventures”. This was announced late last week, with Piednoel confirming that he will be moving to work with AI. At this time Francois has not confirmed what company he will be working for moving forward. 

Anyone thinking that Piednoel could find a new home at AMD is simply deluding themselves, as while this man is undoubtedly an expert his knowledge of Intel’s systems would leave him in a position where a job with AMD is simply not an option. We only need one word to explain why this move is not possible, Lawyers. 

Intel's principal engineer, Francois Piednoel, leaves the company

 

We at OC3D wish Francois Piednoel the best in his future endeavours and that he help innovate the AI market just as much as the CPU market moving forward. We wish him and his family happiness in the years to come. 

 

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