Intel brings back veteran from Skylake and Sandy Bridge team

Posted on Thursday, Jul 08 2021 @ 16:41 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Over the past half year, a lot of veterans have returned to Intel. AnandTech writes the latest example is Shlomit Weiss. After a 28-year stint at Intel, she left the firm in 2017 to join Mellanox (acquired by NVIDIA in 2019). Weiss is now leaving the latter to take up a position as Senior VP and Co-General Manager of Intel’s Design Engineering Group (DEG). This role opened up after the recent departure of Uri Frank, who is now working in the Google SoC development unit.

Weiss is known for her work on the Intel Skylake and Sandy Bridge architectures.
In her first 28-year stint at Intel, Weiss is reported to have lead the team that developed both Intel Sandy Bridge and Intel Skylake, arguably two of the company’s most important processor families over the last decade: Sandy Bridge reaffirmed Intel’s lead in the market with a new base microarchitecture and continues in its 6+th generation in Comet Lake today, while Skylake has been Intel’s most profitable microarchitecture ever. Weiss also received Intel’s Achievement Award, the company’s highest offer, but is not listed as an Intel Fellow, while CRN reports that Weiss also founded the Intel Israel Women Forum in 2014. Weiss left Intel in September 2017 to join Mellanox/NVIDIA, where she held the role of Senior VP Silicon Engineering and ran the company’s networking chip design group.
In a statement, Weiss says she's thrilled to return to Intel and applauded the new, bold strategy set by CEO Pat Gelsinger.

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