Maloney Ready to Return to Intel After Medical Leave

Sean Maloney will return from medical leave to resume his post at Intel before the end of this year, the chip maker said Tuesday.

Maloney, who is executive vice president and co-general manager of Intel's architecture group, suffered a stroke earlier this year. As a result, Intel announced on March 1 that Maloney would be on medical leave lasting "several months." At the time, Intel said Maloney's prognosis for a full recovery was excellent and he was expected to resume his duties when he returned.

Maloney made a surprise appearance by video on Tuesday during a keynote speech given by Dadi Perlmutter, executive vice president and the other co-general manager of Intel's architecture group, at the Computex exhibition on Tuesday. Maloney used the opportunity to announce that he will be back at work during the second half of this year.

Maloney looked thinner but otherwise appeared to be in good health, an Intel executive said afterwards.

Maloney and Perlmutter are seen as rising stars at Intel and both executives are widely believed to be candidates to eventually replace current Intel CEO Paul Otellini.

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