(Bloomberg) -- Intel Corp. President Renée James will step down to seek appointment as chief executive officer elsewhere in a reshuffle that cements CEO Brian Krzanich’s control over the world’s largest chipmaker.

James, Intel’s highest-ranking woman, didn’t specify where her next job will be, in a letter to employees Thursday. She had sought the top job two years ago before Intel picked Krzanich. The two executives took over their respective posts in May 2013 after being promoted to executive vice presidents while Intel was looking for a new chief executive.

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