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It was more important to me that it was an insider, because I felt like anybody from the outside would slow the company down. Even if they were better, it would take them two years to learn how Intel works and to figure out how to make Moore's Law happen.
I think if you don't give people the tools and the expectations for success, and yet hold them to some value, then you're difficult to work with. I think the one thing about Andy was, if you listened to him, if you tried to understand him, then you actually understood what the expectations were.
It went all the way up to the CEO. And my boss at one point walked into my office and said, You have about two more weeks to figure out this issue, and if you don't, I've got to let you go. And luckily, a friend of mine and I, we said we're just not going to sleep until we solve this. And then, sure enough, we found the problem about a week into that two week time period.
The real answer is not a trade war, it's not restrictions. It's really about making the U.S. more competitive.
I hope these experiences give you a taste of where it's going.
Merged reality will be one of those fundamental shifts that is going to redefine how we work, how we are entertained and how we communicate.
It doesn't feel very virtual when you're tied to a confined space.
The company is "gaining momentum heading into the second half" of the year. While we remain cautious on the PC market, we're forecasting growth in 2016 built on strength in data center, the Internet of Things and programmable solutions.
[The PC market] will bottom out at some point, but what we really need to do is operate efficiently and maximize the profitability in that time. The data center, the internet of things, memory ... those were all great quarters where they all grew this quarter, quite nicely. ... So we're going to accelerate in those areas, actually invest more as a part of this.
China was definitely the area of the largest part of the weakness that we saw in the PC segment. But if you look at the data center, China was right on target and did very well. So again, you see this by segment how are things being affected.
PCs will continue to transform. We have a lot of great innovation still yet to come on the PC, but I do think that what you're going to see is kind of a transformation of Intel as a business in that there's a lot of profitability.
It was really a mixture of what actions do we want to do to drive the company to be more efficient, balanced against where do we want to spend money and how do we want to accelerate the change and the growth areas.
It's time to make this transition.
I am confident that we'll emerge as a more productive company with broader reach and sharper execution.
Our first-quarter results tell the story of Intel's ongoing strategic transformation, which is progressing well and will accelerate in 2016. We are evolving from a PC company to one that powers the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices.
Highly autonomous cars and everything they connect to will require powerful and reliable electronic brains to make them smart enough to navigate traffic and avoid accidents.
While the outlook for the first quarter reflects some caution for overall demand, particularly in China, we continue to expect solid growth in the business in 2016.
Our 2015 results demonstrate that Intel is evolving and our strategy is working. This year, we'll continue to drive growth by powering the infrastructure for an increasingly smart and connected world.