David (Dadi) Perlmutter


Artificial Intelligence, Semiconductor, Cloud, IOT, All

Former EVP and CPO of Intel. Board member at Mellanox Chairman Of The Board at Teramount

David (Dadi) Perlmutter - Former Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer of Intel corporation, David (Dadi) is a Technology and Social entrepreneur and investor, focusing on investment in growing technology companies in Israel and in social activities to reduce social inequality and creating social, and economic opportunities for the younger generation. He is the Chairman of Weebit nano and a Chairman of Teramount, and an investor in various startups in Israel and SV focusing on deep technology, AI and other areas. He also chairs non-profit organizations (The Israel Innovation Institute (and Tsofen) and is active in Tovanot B’Hinuch, and Ethiopian Youth leaders of the future with a focus on education, closing social gaps and creating opportunities to the have not. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and a Board member of the Technion Israel Society. Until early 2014 he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Product officer of Intel Corporation. He was responsible for the business and development of Intel’s platform solutions for all computing and communication segments including data centers/cloud, desktops, laptops, handhelds, embedded devices, automotive, and computer electronics. In his tenure he grew the business from $35B in 2008 to more than $50B in 2013. During his 34-year career at Intel, Perlmutter was directly responsible for developing several of Intel's major products and technologies breakthroughs that had an important impact on Intel's business and on the entire industry. In the late 1980's he led a team that developed the architecture of Intel’s Pentium® Processor. In the 1990's, he led Intel into the Data Center and Cloud with the Intel Pentium® Pro. In the early 2000s, Perlmutter led the transformation of mobile computing with the Centrino™ Mobile Processor and transformed Intel's product line by creating Core™ Processor lines for the PC and Server markets, which led to a significant growth of Intel’s business in the cloud. Perlmutter served as a member of the Board of Directors of Mellanox Technologies and chaired its Technology and Strategy committee from 2014 until its acquisition in 2020 by Nvidia for $7B. Perlmutter graduated in 1980 Cum Laude from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. He holds 2 patents. Perlmutter received an award for innovation in industrial development from the President of Israel in 1987. Perlmutter was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) in 2008 for his contributions to the mobile computer industry and was elected as a fellow of the EE faculty of the Technion in 2010 as the most successful graduate of the Technion in 2018. He is married with 4 children and 6 grandchildren.