Intel Appoints Five New Fellows
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 29, 2001 -- Intel Corporation today announced that five individuals have been appointed to the company's highest technical position: Intel Fellow. The new Intel Fellows, selected for their outstanding technical contributions to the company, are Eivind Johansen, Devadas Pillai, Peter Silverman, Seckin Unlu and Jean-Marc Verdiell.
Intel Fellows provide strategic technical guidance to the company and represent Intel on various industry technical panels. Among the five Fellows named today, two come from companies Intel had acquired as part of its strategy to grow its communications business. There are 41 Intel Fellows worldwide.
Eivind Johansen, 50, is director of Optical Electronics Technology in Intel's Optical Products Group. He is responsible for exploring future electronics technology in optical communications. Johansen received a master's degree in electrical engineering from the Danish Technical University in Copenhagen in 1975.
Devadas Pillai, 44, is director of Operational Decision Support Technology in Intel's Technology Manufacturing Engineering division. He is responsible for development of advanced factory simulation and optimization models and Internet-enabled tools for collaborative decision-making across Intel's global manufacturing network. Pillai received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Regional Engineering College, Calicut, India, and a master's degree in industrial engineering from Arizona State University. He has published more than 60 technical papers.
Peter Silverman, 56, is director of Lithography Capital Equipment Development in Intel's Technology Manufacturing Engineering division. He is responsible for coordinating and managing Intel's lithography roadmap and lithography equipment development programs. Silverman received his doctorate in solid state physics from the University of Maryland and received his bachelor's degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds four patents and has published more than 15 technical papers.
Seckin Unlu, 47, is director of Systems Performance in Intel's Software and Solutions Group. He is responsible for analyzing and improving processor and system performance for mid-range and high-end server and workstation products based on Intel's processors, chipsets and platforms. Unlu received his master's degree in computer science and his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey. He holds a patent for mutual exclusion for computer systems.
Jean-Marc Verdiell, 37, is director of Optical Technology in Intel's Optical Products Group. He is responsible for defining Intel's optical technology strategy. Verdiell received his doctorate in optoelectronics from the University of Paris and the equivalent of a master's degree in physics and engineering from Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France. He holds seven international patents and has published more than 50 peer-reviewed technical papers.