Praveen Vishakantaiah is currently the Intel India President and
responsible for all the Intel activities in India.
Praveen joined Intel, USA in 1993 and held various leadership
positions in microprocessor design technology development and
in the Pentium® II, Pentium® III and Pentium® 4 microprocessor
development teams. He relocated to Intel, India in 2003 to
start microprocessor post-silicon validation for Xeon® server
platforms. He later became the Director of Digital Enterprise
Group at Intel, India and was responsible for research and
development of various Xeon® server platform ingredients
including microprocessors developed in India. He led the team
that designed the first ever microprocessor from India –
world’s first 6 core high volume CPU. He was also one of the
winners of the first Intel Innovators award in 1995.
Praveen holds MS and Ph.D degrees in Electrical and Computer
Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He
obtained his Bachelor of Engineering degree with Honors in
Electronics and Communication from Regional Engineering
College, Tiruchirapalli, India.