Leslie L. Vadász

Leslie L. Vadász

Leslie L. Vadász. Photograph by Steve Jurvetson

Leslie L. Vadász (born 1936 in Budapest, Hungary) is a Hungarian[1][2]-American engineer and manager, one of the founding members of Intel Corporation.[3] He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from McGill University (1961) and completed AMP studies at Harvard University (1990).[4]

He moved to the United States in 1961,[5] first working for Fairchild Semiconductor.[3] He joined Intel Corporation when it was founded in 1968,[3] he retired in 2003 as an executive vice president of the company. He was the third employee of Intel,[6] hired directly by Andrew Grove.[6] He was the head of the MOS design department where the first microprocessor,[7] the Intel 4004 was developed. He has been an innovator and strategic leader throughout Intel's history.[3] He was the founder and – until 2003 – president of the Intel Capital strategic investment program.[7]


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