Boston, MA 12/16/2013 (wallstreetpr) – Redmond-based Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), it appears to be taking a long time in finding a CEO to replace Steve Ballmer. Several names discussed on the street, like Allan Mulally, the CEO of Ford, were until last week under great pressure from the company’s they serve as well. Other likely candidate, such as ex-COO of chipmaker Qualcomm Co., Steve Mollenkopf was quickly confirmed as CEO, even as news of his making to the probable-shortlist of Microsoft’s next CEO, were circulated a week earlier.
And thus, it appears that Mulally and Mollenkopf have now been passed on and the wait begins for the new crop of names to be proposed.
The most serious of these could perhaps be Pat Gelsinger, the ex-CTO of Intel and the current CEO of VMware. His deep knowledge of the working of Windows as well as Intel is said to be the prime reason his candidature is under discussion for the Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). He is one of the last of the breed of technology management mentors who remain the link between mobile computing platform and of the period four decades ago when Windows was the first ever operating system.
Now, as the older giant telecommunications firms transit to the new mobile technology platform where sophistication and technology growth are considered the hall mark! Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is now looking for that CEO who will smoothen the path to take the company forward.
There are several unconfirmed news bytes of a likely Android-based phone, very similar to what Amazon is offering with its Kindle fire tablet – where the core is an Android OS – but is not an official Google’s product, as it has proprietary Amazon interface which renders the same services. Microsoft is expected to launch such a model, thanks to its recent takeover of troubled independent phone maker Nokia.