September 9, 2008 / 3:18 PM / in 9 years

VMware's top scientist quits

NEW YORK (Reuters) - VMware Inc (VMW.N) chief scientist Mendel Rosenblum has resigned, the latest executive departure in the wake of the July departure of Chief Executive Diane Greene.

Rosenblum, Greene’s husband and fellow co-founder of the business software maker, is working his last day today, a VMware spokeswoman said on Tuesday. He plans to resume teaching at Stanford University.

The company declined to comment on the status of a replacement for Rosenblum.

His departure comes one week after VMware’s top executive for product development, Richard Sarwal, resigned to return to rival Oracle Corp ORCL.O.

VMware, majority-owned by EMC Corp EMC.N, has cut its full-year revenue forecasts, citing new competition from Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) and the weakening economy.

Reporting by Franklin Paul; Editing by Steve Orlofsky

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