The only people outside of Intel that would have been a good fit are those that built their careers with Intel and know the culture intimately. Intel doesn't need a shakeup they just need to execute their roadmap and the products will do the job.
"Intel picks insider as CEO, dashing hopes for shakeup"
[You mean it dashes shorts' hope that Intel will deviate from the course that will crush ARM by the end of the year. Intel has a great May/June lineup and a terrific 2013 roadmap...]
May 1: Microsemi Foundry News - Buzz should last at least a week or ten days
May 6: Intel to announce Silvermont - Buzz should last all year
May 6: Lenovo K900 release in China
May 10: Lenovo K900 in India
May 15-17; Google I/O Developers Conference - Buzz depends on announcements. Good potential.
June 3: Intel to release Haswell - Buzz should last all year
June 4: Computex - Buzz depends on announcements. Good potential.