On June 11th Jim Keller (Senior Vice President of Intel’s Silicon Engineering Group) retired immediately - Former tenure at AMD, Tesla, and Apple. - Link
Next on June 27th Murthy Renduchintala (Chief Engineering Officer) departs due to a massive layoff - Link
An interesting note is that Ann Kelleher who is a 24-year Intel veteran will lead the development of 7-nanometer and 5-nanometer chip technology processes.
With ARM, AMD, Nvidia, TSMC leading the charge, Intel might start their downward run. They are now relying on TSMC for fab capacity in hopes to outbid AMD and constrain supply. AMD is quickly growing in the enterprise space and providing comparable performance.
I believe we (consumers) are in for a great few years of accelerated CPU development.