Silicon Valley-based Vinod Dham is an engineer, investor and an entrepreneur. He is perhaps best known as “The Father of the Pentium Chip.” Ever wonder how Dham got that moniker? We were curious to find out about it, and his journey to America and to Silicon Valley, where he initially worked for Intel for many years before working for other hardware companies that were eventually acquired. One of them that he worked for was acquired by Intel and the second company Silicon Spice was acquired by Broadcom.
LISTEN: AUDIO: VINOD DHAM ON COMING TO AMERICA & SILICON VALLEY
We spoke with Dham about how why and how he decided to come to America to study. After graduating from Delhi School of Engineering Dham went to work for a hardware company in Delhi and then decided to come to America for his graduate studies. He had to buy a map from Connaught Place to figure out where in America his school was located. He first worked for NCR in Ohio, and then came to Silicon Valley to work for Intel in the 1970s.
Dham went on to work for other companies, turned an investor and is currently the co-founder of an online learning company called Acadgild.
This interview was sponsored by Zoho Corp and aired on TV in the USA. You can watch the interview on our YouTube channel.