Intel’s Sodhani resigns from Clearwire board

Wed, 01/02/2008 - 8:14am
Traci Patterson

Clearwire Corp. said that Arvind Sodhani has resigned from the Clearwire board, effective Dec. 23, in order to avoid any conflicts of interest that might arise regarding his position at Intel Corp. Mr. Sodhani is president of Intel Capital and EVP of Intel, and he has been one of the two members of the Clearwire board that are appointed by the chipmaker.
“Intel continues to view WiMAX as a top strategic initiative and looks forward to continuing to support Clearwire to develop, deploy and market a mobile WiMAX service offering in the U.S. over Clearwire’s network,” Sodhani said. “My resignation is not in any way related to any disagreement with Clearwire’s management or the company’s operations policies, practices or strategic direction.”

Intel said it will appoint a new representative to the board as soon as possible. David Perlmutter, SVP of Intel, will remain on the Clearwire board of directors.

Clearwire provides wireless high-speed Internet service, and customers connect via licensed spectrum.

In November, Sprint scrapped plans to split its mobile WiMAX network build with Clearwire.

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