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Amir Faintuch

California, USA

Semiconductor, Artificial Intelligence, All

Senior Vice President & General Manager at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Former SVP R&D And GM at Intel and member of the Corporation executive management committee.
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Amir Faintuch - Amir is a Senior Vice President and GM at GlobalFoundries, a leader in Semiconductor manufacturing. He is responsible for its Computing, Wired Infrastructure, Storage and Silicon Photonics Business. Previously, Amir was a Senior Vice President and a member of Intel Corporation executive management committee. During his tenure at Intel, Amir managed tens of thousands of employees globally. While in Intel Amir set the foundation for Intel’s IP-to-SoC methodology, introduced the multi-wave development model, and focused on making Intel’s critical IP and product portfolio more competitive. Amir was also a director of Strategic Transactions for Intel Capital, where he was responsible to identify opportunities in emerging areas of compute, networking, artificial intelligence and engineering capabilities, and executed several large transactions. Prior to joining Intel, Amir was the president of Qualcomm Atheros, following a lead role in the $3.6B acquisition of Atheros Communications by Qualcomm. He led the integration of its multi-billion business into Qualcomm where he managed the company’s networking, connectivity infrastructure, and emerging Internet of Things semiconductor businesses. Previously at Atheros Communications Amir served as Senior Vice President of its Consumer Business Unit, overseeing the company’s wireless connectivity and location technologies. Prior to joining Atheros, Amir was Senior Director at Texas Instruments. Among his Community activities, Amir is a member of the Steering Committee of ICON, connecting Israeli Tech startups and Innovation, to Silicon Valley Corporates, Investors and the community. Amir earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Haifa University in Israel. He also holds a dual MBA degree in High Technology Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Recanati Business School at Tel Aviv University.