Chief Architect to Leave Intel in February – Company

David Perlmutter to Leave Intel After 34 Years at the Company

by Anton Shilov
10/23/2013 | 11:50 PM

Intel Corp. has announced that David “Dadi” Perlmutter, executive vice president and general manager of Intel architecture group, notified the company of his intention to leave Intel effective February 20, 2014, the 34th anniversary of his start of employment at Intel, to pursue other opportunities in his life and professional career. 


Throughout his career at Intel, Mr. Perlmutter led many of the product, technology and business transformations at Intel. At present he is responsible for Intel's platform solutions for all computing segments including datacenters, desktops, laptops, handhelds, embedded devices, and consumer electronics. Until his departure in February 2014, Mr. Perlmutter will provide transition assistance to Intel’s platform engineering group and on other matters as requested by management and will continue to participate in all applicable Intel compensation and benefit plans and arrangements.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Perlmutter was senior vice president and general manager of the mobility group, where he drove the creation of Intel's latest mobile products from the high-performance Intel Core processor family to the low-power Intel Atom processor family which enabled the netbook segment and allowed Intel to enter the ultra-low power handheld market.

As vice president and general manager of the mobile platforms group, he developed the first Intel Centrino brand processor technology, which grew the mobile business and became the foundation for all future mobile products.

Previously, David Perlmutter was vice president, Microprocessor Products Group, and general manager, Basic Microprocessor Division as well as the manager of the Intel Israel development center in Haifa, where he led the development of the Intel extended temperature Pentium processor with MMX technology and its mobile versions as well as other products. Mr. Perlmutter also led the development teams that designed the Intel i387 math coprocessor and the Intel i860 XP RISC processor that defined the initial direction for the Pentium processor microarchitecture. As general manager of the microprocessor division, he was responsible for the design, development and marketing of the Intel Pentium Pro and the Intel Pentium II processors.

David “Dadi” Perlmutter joined Intel in 1980 after graduating from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. He holds patents on branch target buffers and multiprocessing cache coherency protocols. Perlmutter received an award for innovation in industrial development from the Israeli president in 1987 for the development of the i387 math coprocessor. Mr. Perlmutter was elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his contributions to the mobile personal computer industry.