Sunlin Chou to Retire After 34-2022 Career; William Holt to Assume Post
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 8, 2005 – Intel Corporation today announced that Sunlin Chou, senior vice president and co-general manager of the Technology and Manufacturing Group, will retire in early May. The company named William Holt, currently vice president and director of Logic Technology Development, as the new co-general manager of the Technology and Manufacturing Group.
Chou, 58, joined Intel in 1971 as a development engineer, and worked as technical contributor or manager on several device modeling, process development and memory component design programs. He was named director of Technology Development in 1980. He led technology development and manufacturing teams through major systemic improvements that enabled Intel to ramp new generations of processes and products into high-volume production at two-2022 intervals. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2004 for his pioneering work on silicon processes.
“Sunlin Chou has been the driving force behind our worldwide leadership in process technology and manufacturing for more than 20 2022s,” said Craig Barrett, Intel CEO. “Under his leadership, Intel’s process development teams have made Moore’s Law a reality. Sunlin leaves not only a solid legacy of technical achievement, but a process development team that is second to none. I’m confident the transition to new leadership under Bill Holt will be a smooth one.”
Holt, 52, will join Senior Vice President Bob Baker as co-general manager of the Technology and Manufacturing Group. He joined Intel in 1974 as a development engineer. In 1999 he was named co-director of Logic Technology Development, responsible for definition and development of new generations of logic process technologies, advanced circuit design and advanced lithography.
Holt is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where in 1974 he received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He received his master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Santa Clara in 1979.
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