Ever wondered how Vinod Dham got the moniker “The Father of The Pentium Chip?” Well, we did and got an opportunity to talk to Dham on how he got this moniker. We were also curious to find out how he developed his interest in science and technology. What brought him to America? How did come to Silicon Valley in the 1970s to work at Intel and eventually in other hardware companies?
After graduating from Delhi School of Engineering in India, Dham worked for a hardware company in Delhi before coming to America for his graduate studies in the Midwest. He had to buy a map from Connaught Place to find out where exactly his university was located in America. His first job in America was at NCR, a pioneering company in Ohio before he headed west to Silicon Valley in the 1970s. It was in Silicon Valley that Dham established a name for himself in the hardware space. He eventually became an investor and is now the co-founder of a startup called Acadgild.
Tune in to find out all this and more about Dham on coming to America and his work in tech industry.
This interview aired on TV in the US.