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Biography of William M. Holt

(Term expires May 12, 2018)

William M. Holt
Bill Holt, Executive Vice President and Senior Fellow Emeritus, retired June 2016 from Intel Corporation's Technology and Manufacturing Group (TMG). Prior to retiring, he served as the executive vice president and general manager of Intel Corporation's Technology and Manufacturing Group (TMG). He was responsible for research and development in the areas of wafer process, package assembly and test, and design & technology computer aided tools. He was also responsible for corporate quality assurance and manufacturing equipment development.

Holt began his Intel career in dynamic-random access memory (DRAM) development in 1974 where he worked as a development engineer and then manager until 1985. He was involved with Intel DRAMs from the 4K through the 1MB generations in product engineering, test engineering, circuit design and computer-aided design (CAD) tool development. He then assumed responsibility for the definition of design rules, devices and test chips for logic technologies. Holt was the program manager for the development of Intel's first BiCMOS process. He managed factory automation development for the 0.35 µm generation.

In 1999, Holt became co-director of Intel's Logic Technology Development organization, which is responsible for the research, definition and development of new generations of logic technologies, advanced circuit design, advanced patterning, test technology and process and circuit simulation tools.

Holt was appointed vice president in January 1999 and elected corporate vice president in 2003. Holt has been the general manager of TMG since March 2005 and was promoted to senior vice president in 2006.

Holt received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1974 from the University of Illinois and his master's in electrical engineering from the University of Santa Clara in 1979. In 2015, Holt was the recipient of the Semiconductor Industry Association, Robert N. Noyce Award, industry’s highest honor, for his outstanding achievement and leadership in support of the US semiconductor industry. In 2013, for his contributions in developing innovative advanced logic technologies and guiding them to high-volume production before industry competitors he received the IEEE Fredric Philips Award and in 2007, he received the University of Illinois Electrical and Computer Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award for technical contribution to development of Intel technologies and leadership in the microelectronics industry.

Created May 16, 2012, Updated September 9, 2021