Intel Names Chief Technology Officer
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 25, 2001 - Intel Corporation today named Patrick Gelsinger to the position of chief technology officer, making him the first CTO in the company's 33-year history. Reporting directly to Intel President and CEO Craig Barrett, Gelsinger will coordinate longer-term research and help ensure consistency among Intel's emerging computing, networking and communications technologies.
Gelsinger, 40, will lead a new organization called the Corporate Technology Group, encompassing many of Intel's research activities, including the Intel Architecture Labs and Intel Research. The group will provide research and technology direction across product lines, and will work with the industry to create and deliver key industry specifications, standards and technologies. Product development responsibilities, as well as business-specific research functions, will remain in their respective business groups.
"The convergence of digital computing and communications requires the coordination of many of Intel's technology and research efforts at a high level," Barrett said. "Pat's experience driving research and development initiatives at Intel for more than 20 years makes him uniquely qualified to direct this activity going forward. Our goals are to offer a consistent direction to the computing and communications industries and to continue to play a leadership role in establishing industry specifications and standards.
"I also want to acknowledge and thank Craig Kinnie for his efforts in creating and driving the Intel Architecture Labs over the years. He retires in October after 26 years at Intel. Craig helped create some of the important standard technologies used in the computing industry today."
Gelsinger, who joined Intel in 1979, has held a variety of research, development and general management positions at the company, including responsibility for the Intel 486 and Pentium® Pro processor families and management of Intel's Desktop Products Group. He most recently served as CTO of the Intel Architecture Group. He has a master's degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and holds six patents in the areas of VLSI design, computer architecture and communications.
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