Amir Faintuch is senior vice president and general manager of the Platform Engineering Group at Intel Corporation. In this role, he leads numerous worldwide engineering teams that are responsible for the IP design, system-on-chip (SoC) development, manufacturing and validation of the company’s overall chip portfolio across Intel businesses.
Prior to joining Intel, Faintuch was president of Qualcomm Atheros, a large subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., where he managed the company’s networking, connectivity infrastructure and emerging Internet of Things semiconductor businesses. He also managed worldwide technical execution growing the business into a leadership position on a large scale spanning multiple wireless and wired technologies across market segments.
Faintuch also previously served as senior vice president and general manager of Qualcomm Atheros’ Consumer Business Unit, overseeing the company’s wireless connectivity and location technologies. Faintuch also held prior senior management roles at Atheros, including vice president and general manager of the company’s Mobile Wireless business unit. Prior to joining Atheros, Faintuch was senior director at Texas Instruments.
Faintuch earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Haifa University in Israel. He also holds a dual MBA degree in high technology management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Recanati Business School at Tel Aviv University.