Paul Otellini at Intel's job is on the line

Sources very close to the board at the Intel Corporation are wondering quite how long the current CEO and president Paul Otellini can hang on in there.

Those in the know, and familiar with the board, told TechEye that Mr Otellini’s position is not as secure as it might seem on the face of it.

Otellini delivered a keynote speech last week at IDF and seemed rather nervous and under strain.

The reason is, we’re told, that old timers such as Andy Grove, Craig Barrett and Dr Moore of the famous Moore’s Law don’t think that Intel’s smartphone strategy, involving millions of dollars, is working out.

Intel – as usual – was unavailable for comment on the story. Andy Bryant (pictured below) is tipped to be Intel’s next CEO.