David (Dadi) Perlmutter is executive vice president and co-general manager of Intel Corporation's Intel Architecture Group (IAG). He is responsible for architecting, developing, and marketing Intel's platform solutions for all computing segments including data centers, desktops, laptops, netbooks/nettops, handhelds, embedded devices, and consumer electronics. As co-general manager, Perlmutter is focused on product development and architecture technology decisions across microprocessors, chipsets, system-on-a-chip (SOC), communications and graphics.
Prior to his current role, Perlmutter was vice president and general manager of Mobility Group, where he drove creation of Intel's latest mobile products from the high-performance Intel® Core™ processor family to the low-power Intel® Atom™ processor family which enabled the new netbook segment and allowed Intel to enter the ultra-low power handheld market. As vice president and general manager of the Mobile Platforms Group, he also developed the first Intel® Centrino® brand processor technology, which grew the mobile business and became the foundation for all future mobile products. Previously, Perlmutter was vice president, Microprocessor Products Group, and general manager, Basic Microprocessor Division as well as the manager of the Intel Israel Development Center in Haifa, where he led the development of the Intel® Extended Temperature Pentium® processor with MMX™ technology and its mobile versions as well as other products. Perlmutter also led the development teams that designed the Intel® i387™ math coprocessor and the Intel® i860™ XP RISC processor, and that defined the initial direction for the Pentium processor microarchitecture. As general manager of the Microprocessor Division, he was responsible for the design, development and marketing of the Intel® Pentium® Pro and the Intel® Pentium® II processors.
Perlmutter joined Intel in 1980 after graduating from Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, with a B.Sc. in electrical engineering. He holds patents on branch target buffers and multiprocessing cache coherency protocols. Perlmutter received an award for innovation in industrial development from the Israeli president in 1987 for the development of the i387 math coprocessor. Perlmutter was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his contributions to the mobile personal computer industry.