Intel Runs In His Veins; He Was The Company’s First CTO
Gelsinger was just 18 years old when he joined Intel in 1979, fresh out of the Lincoln Technical Institute, he said in a post Wednesday. He spent the next 30 years at Intel in various executive roles, including senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group, and was named the company’s first chief technology officer in 2000.
“I am thrilled and humbled to be returning to Intel as CEO,” said Gelsinger Wednesday.
During his three decades at Intel, he drove the creation of technologies including USB and Wi-Fi. Through his leadership, he led Intel to become the dominant supplier of the microprocessor as he played a significant role as the architect of the original 80486 processor, according to his VMware bio.
“I have tremendous regard for the company’s rich history and the powerful technologies created here that have transformed, and continue to transform, the world’s digital infrastructure,” said Gelsinger Wednesday. “We have incredible talent and remarkable technical expertise that is the envy of the industry.”