Intel CEO Paul Otellini announced today that he will leave the company as of May 2013, apparently by his own choosing and despite statements from Intel's chairman that the company would very much like him to stay. In this video, Motley Fool tech and telecom analyst Eric Bleeker discusses how the story of Intel's and Microsoft's top management stories align, and he details what some of the pressures are on both companies' market space at the moment from the mobile sector that may have contributed to Otellini's decision.

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