Intel’s global investment and M&A arm — Intel Capital  — has hired the San Jose Mercury News’ veteran startups/venture capital reporter Peter Delevett as its global marketing  and PR director.

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Delevett joined Intel Capital on March 31 to drive its worldwide communications. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested $11 billion in more than 1,300 companies across 55 countries, including Tier 3 and YuMe.

Before taking the leap to Intel, Delelvett worked for 20 years as a journalist, joining the San Jose Mercury News in 2000. His column “Wiretap” delved into Silicon Valley’s deals and business news.