In this photo taken Feb. 11, 2011, Samuel J. Palmisano, CEO of IBM Corporation, reacted while being introduced before giving a lecture on "Ideas that shaped a century" in Singapore. Palmisano turns 60 this year but has tried to tamp down speculation that he's ready to step aside.
In this photo taken Feb. 11, 2011, Samuel J. Palmisano, CEO of IBM Corporation, reacted while being introduced before giving a lecture on "Ideas that shaped a century" in Singapore. Palmisano turns 60 this year but has tried to tamp down speculation that he's ready to step aside. AP
In this photo taken Feb. 11, 2011, Samuel J. Palmisano, CEO of IBM Corporation, reacted while being introduced before giving a lecture on "Ideas that shaped a century" in Singapore. Palmisano turns 60 this year but has tried to tamp down speculation that he's ready to step aside. AP

IBM succession chatter heats up near anniversary

June 20, 2011 12:00 AM