PO stepping down is unleashing the real beast that Intel is. My guess is the guy was too conservative and short sighted to see how to align the planets of this company. I'll bet the board, under the aegis of Andy Grove and Gordon Moore is driving these things. The financial decision here is a no brainer...bond mkt will soon collapse like a richter 8 hit it, and INTC will be short bonds, while the stock will go up into the high 40's early 50's on Atom, Haswell, and maybe a little fabbing for AAPL, and at the same time they're unobligated for a mess'o'dividend. Brilliant is what brilliant does.