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By | Tony Smith 14th February 2005 11:16

Ex-Intel sales chief joins TSMC

Jason Chen back to work in April

The Register is pleased to hear that the "health matters" affecting the family of former Intel sales and marketing chief Jason Chen appear rather less bothersome than they were when he quit the chip maker last month to deal with them.

Chen has joinced TSMC, the world's largest chip foundry, as its VP of corporate development, the company announced this past weekend. He will take up his position - a new one within the TSMC management structure - early in April, provided he wins the approval of the company's board.

Chen left Intel at the end of January, but his departure was announced earlier in the month when the chip maker revealed its plan to restructure its organisation around platforms rather than products. Former head of mobile products Anand Chandrasekher replaced Chen at the top of Intel's Sales and Marketing Group, alongside Eric Kim, recruited last summer from Samsing.

According to Intel, Chen quit to attend to "health matters affecting his family". It's nice to know they have now been sufficiently resolved to allow Chen to return to work and have his new appointment made public a mere two weeks later, although he won't take it up for a couple of months. ®

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