Microsoft’s Pavan Davuluri will lead a team focused on Windows software, device portfolio and semiconductor chips, the company said Monday, as it announced the departure of longtime product chief Panos Panay.
The team led by Davuluri will “build silicon, systems and devices spanning Windows, client and cloud for an AI world,” according to a staff email from Rajesh Jha, executive vice president of the experiences and devices group at Microsoft. Reuters has seen a copy of the email.
Microsoft has made big bets on generative AI, integrating the technology into a wide range of its products, including cloud, search and productivity software and services like its Office suite.
The team reorganization comes as Panay steps down after nearly two decades at the Redmond, Washington-based company, where he led the creation of the Surface line of computers and more recently oversaw the launch of the Windows 11 operating system.
Davuluri will report to Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella, the email said.
Microsoft is also creating a team to work on web services and Windows experiences, with an emphasis on AI-based offerings.
The company is hosting a “special event” on September 21, where it is expected to announce updates to its Surface lineup, among other things.
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