Sean Maloney to retire from Intel

Senior Intel executive vice president Sean Maloney will leave the company at the end of this year, ending a long career with the corporation.

Maloney suffered a stroke in 2010,  and battled back against all the odds to preside as the head of Intel’s important Chinese market. He has worked for Intel since 1982, in various roles, including working with Andy Grove as his technical assistant between 1992 and 1995.

In a prepared statement, Maloney said he was proud of his 30 years at Intel. He’d worked on three continents and saw major growth in China and in Asia.

“Intel will always be part of my life, and I feel privileged to have been one of the company’s leaders,” he said. “I look forward to my retirement and spending more time with my family.”

Paul Otellini, CEO of Intel, paid tribute to him. “In the ‘90s he identified the impact Asia would have as a technology market. He leaves a major mark on Intel and the industry.