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 Intel Corp. Chief Executive Patrick Gelsinger, who has over four decades of technology leadership and experience in driving innovation, will join Purdue University President Mung Chiang as part of the Presidential Lecture Series. 

The public event, titled “Welcome to the Siliconomy: Semiconductors and the Supply Chain,” will kick off a lineup of campus activities marking Purdue Semiconductor Week on campus. The Gelsinger conversation, at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse, is free, but a general admission ticket is required. There’s a no-bag policy for entrance to this event.

Gelsinger has been Intel’s CEO since joining the microprocessor leader in February 2021 and also serves on the company’s board of directors. Gelsinger has more than four decades of technology leadership and experience driving innovation, with 30 of those years serving in Intel engineering and executive roles. 

Before rejoining Intel, he was CEO of VMware, where he transformed the company into a recognized global leader in cloud infrastructure, enterprise mobility and cybersecurity – almost tripling its annual revenue.

He began his career in 1979 at Intel, becoming its first chief technology officer and serving as senior vice president and general manager of the Digital Enterprise Group. He managed the creation of key industry technologies like USB and Wi-Fi. Gelsinger also was architect of the original 80486 processor, led 14 microprocessor programs and played key roles in the Intel Core and Intel Xeon processor families, leading to Intel becoming the world’s preeminent microprocessor supplier.

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