Gil Amelio, Ellen Hancock and Steve Wozniak are taking over a chipmaking company together. This is sort of the computing equivalent of Alice Cooper, Grace Slick and Smokey Robinson announcing they have formed a new band. Legends, yes. The outcome, less certain.
Each is a likable tech player who had tremendous success in decades past, followed by high-profile failures. Amelio got chased out of Apple, setting the stage for Jobs' return. Wozniak, who just published his autobiography, shut down his latest start-up, Wheels of Zeus, in March. Hancock is on a bunch of boards but hasn't had a management success since Exodus cratered.