Intel CTO Justin Rattner to step down due to age restriction

28 Jun 2013

Outgoing Intel CTO Justin Rattner during an interview at the Open Innovation 2.0 conference in Dublin this past May

Intel’s chief technology officer and director Justin Rattner has been forced to step down due to company policy that doesn’t allow employees to serve as corporate officers once they reach over 65 years of age.

Rattner’s resignation takes immediate effect and, though Intel assures he will return to take on a different position at the company at a later date, he is now taking temporary leave for an unspecified period due to “a pressing family matter”.

A replacement CTO for Intel has not yet been announced and company president Renee James will fill in until one has been found.

Rattner began working at Intel in 1973 and CEO Brian Krzanich thanked him for his leadership. A recognisable figure in the industry, Rattner has often appeared as a speaker at prominent events and recently attended the Open Innovation 2.0 conference in Dublin.

Elaine Burke is the editor of Silicon Republic