Newly tapped Intel CEO Brian Krzanich is said to have earned his new gig by outlining to the board of directors an ambitious plan for the chipmaker to finally crack the elusive smartphone and tablet markets, according to media reports on how the company veteran won approval to succeed Paul Otellini on May 16. "You’ll see actions over the next couple of months that will start to unfold what that strategy is," said Krzanich, who most recently served as Intel's chief operating officer.

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