Intel Executive Vice President Sean Maloney is on a medical leave of absence after suffering a stroke while at his home, the company said Monday afternoon.
His prognosis for a full recovery is "excellent" and Maloney is expected to return to all of his duties after he recuperates, which is likely to take "several months," according to a statement from Intel. Meanwhile, Dadi Perlmutter will fill in for Maloney.
Perlmutter and Maloney share the title of executive vice president and general manager of the Intel Architecture Group. They were given joint responsibility for that group in a company reorganization last September.
Both are widely viewed as possible future CEO candidates, particularly given that the last time Intel had reorganized its product groups was in 2005, just before Paul Otellini took over as CEO.
"I visited with Sean and his sense of humor and determination to work fill the room," Otellini said in the statement. "We wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to his return."
Intel did not say when Maloney was stricken or provide any other information about his condition.