David (Dadi) Perlmutter

by David Park | November 17, 2014

David (Dadi) Perlmutter served up until recently as an executive vice president, general manager of the Intel Architecture Group (IAG) 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 datacenters, desktops, laptops, handhelds, embedded devices, and computer electronics. In his tenure he grew the business from 35B$ in 2008 to >50B$ in 2013, managed 35,000 people worldwide and made investments and M&A’s in >2.5B$ in that period.
Perlmutter currently chairs two non-profit organizations (The Israel Innovation Institute, and Mishelanu – Strengthening Jewish and Israeli identity of 2nd generation Israelis in the US), is a member of the Board of Governors of the Technion, and sits on various boards of startups.
During his 34-year career at Intel, Perlmutter held various management positions and was directly developing several of Intel’s major products and technologies that had impact on Intel’s business and the industry. In the early 80s he developed the i387 math co-processor. In late ’80s, he led a small team that architected the Intel’s Pentium Processor. In the 90s, he led Intel into the Data Centre segment with the Intel Pentium Pro and related Server products. Over the past decade, Perlmutter has helped to usher in the age of mobile computing with the introduction of the Centrino™ Mobile Processor which enabled the migration of the PC business from desktop to mobile. He transformed Intel’s product line by creating the Core™ Processor line for the PC and Server market which led to a significant market share and business increase in the PC and Data Center business, and created the Atom processor for the low power end of the market. Perlmutter led Intel into wireless communications via the development of WiFi products for Centrino, and through 3G and LTE acquisitions that provided them with a competitive presence in the field.
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 President of Israel in 1987 for the development of the i387 math coprocessor. Perlmutter was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers for his contributions to the mobile computer industry.