Intel appoints 10 Israeli executives to global leadership positions
Semiconductor giant Intel Corporation has appointed 10 Israeli executives to international senior positions at the multinational, the company said on Wednesday, including a second Israeli as the company’s global vice president.
Karin Eibschitz-Segal has headed Intel’s development centers in Israel as well as the Intel Validation Engineering branch of the Design Engineering Group worldwide for four years, overseeing the work of approximately 10,000 people worldwide. She has been second in command to Intel Israel CEO Yaniv Garty since 2017, and will now assume the role of Global Enterprise VC at Intel Corp.
Intel has three major development centers in Israel – in Haifa, Petah Tikva and Jerusalem – responsible for some of the company’s main processor operations, and an advanced chip manufacturing plant in Kiryat Gat, which is growing. The company is also building a second $ 200 million campus in Haifa to develop the “chips of the future.”
This summer, Intel appointed Shlomit Weiss as senior vice president of the global company, making her co-chief executive of the US tech giant’s design engineering group. Weiss joined Intel from Mellanox Technologies (acquired by Nvidia). She previously worked at Intel for 28 years, winning the company’s most prestigious award, the âIntel Achievement Award,â for the development of the company’s dual-core processor architecture in Israel.
Weiss has filed several patents on the development of microprocessors.
Intel also recently appointed Reda Masarwa as the Arab Israeli Senior Vice President of Fab Construction Engineering at Intel Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for planning the construction and conversion of the most innovative Intel factories in the world. Masarwa has been with Intel for 24 years.
Arab Israelis are severely under-represented in Israel’s tech sector (as are women and members of the ultra-Orthodox community), making up only about 2% of workers while they represent 20% of the population. national.
On Wednesday, Intel announced that it is also appointing Daniel Benatar, co-managing director of Fab Sort Manufacturing, as the company’s vice president. Benatar oversees chip manufacturing plants in Israel, Ireland, Arizona, and Oregon in the United States.
In addition, eight other Intel directors were promoted to various leadership positions within Intel’s operations and engineering departments.
âThe appointments are a source of pride for Israel,â Intel Israel senior management said in a statement.
âIntel Corporation continues to promote the leadership of Intel Israel to lead global strategic operations and engineering from Israel. The significant promotion of ten Israelis to these organizational levels is testament to the great confidence and appreciation that Intel Corporation has in the human capital of Intel Israel, âadded the management.
Intel is Israel’s largest private employer with more than 14,000 employees: 7,000 development employees across all of Intel’s development centers, 4,900 production employees and 2,100 employees in Mobileye, Moovit and Habana Labs, Israeli companies acquired by Intel in recent years.
The appointments come as the world experiences a global semiconductor shortage, which is triggering price hikes and a lack of supply of products including televisions, cellphones and other electronics. The problem developed when factories closed when the coronavirus pandemic hit, but shortages remain as COVID-19 caused an increase in demand for anything digital.
In July, The Times of Israel reported how tech giants in the semiconductor space are banking on Israel, where they are betting on top local talent to advance their efforts.
Intel, alongside multinational giants like Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Nvidia, have all set up or expanded their chip design operations in Israel, solidifying the country’s position as a silicon workhorse.