Leslie L. Vadasz is an Executive Vice President of Intel Corporation and President, Intel Capital. He is also a member of Intel�s board of directors.
With Intel since 1968 as part of the founding team, his first responsibilities included the development of semiconductor memory and microprocessor products. He became Director of Engineering in 1972, responsible for all technology and component development, and was elected a Vice President of the company in 1975. In 1976, he became Assistant General Manager of the Microcomputer Division and a year later was named General Manager of the Microcomputer Component Division. He was elected Senior Vice President in 1979 and became Director of Corporate Strategic Staff. He was General Manager of the Systems Group from 1986 until 1990. Vadasz was elected to the Intel board of directors in 1988. Currently, he is responsible for Intel Capital, which focuses on making equity investments to grow the Internet economy worldwide, including Internet infrastructure, content and services. It also oversees Intel's acquisition programs.
Vadasz serves on the Presidential Advisory Committee for Information Technology (PITAC). He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers in 1977 for "leadership in the development of semiconductor memories and microcomputer components."
Vadasz was born in Budapest, Hungary, on Sept. 12, 1936. He graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering in 1961. He completed AMP at Harvard Business School in 1990, and was a visiting lecturer in 1991. Prior to joining Intel, he worked with Transitron Corporation from 1961-1964, and with Fairchild Semiconductor Company from 1964-1968.