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Ajay Bhatt

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Ajay V. Bhatt
Born6 September 1957
EducationMaharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda,
City College of New York[2]
OccupationChief Client Platform Architect at Intel[3]
Known forUniversal Serial Bus

Ajay V. Bhatt[4] is an Indian-American computer architect who produced several widely used technologies, including USB (Universal Serial Bus), Platform Power Management architecture, and various chipset.

Early life[edit]

After completing his Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) in 1980 from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, Ajay V. Bhatt received his master's degree from the City College of New York, United States.[5]


Bhatt joined Intel in 1990 as a senior staff architect on the chipset architecture team in Folsom. He holds one hundred and thirty-two U.S. and international patents, and several others are in various stages of filing. In 1998, 2003 and 2004, Bhatt was nominated to take part in a Distinguished Lecture Series at leading universities in the United States and Asia. He received an Achievement in Excellence Award for his contribution in PCI Express specification development in 2002.[6]

Intel's Chief I/O architect responsible for the platform and I/O interconnects directions, Bhatt also leads definition and development of the next-generation Client Platform architecture.[citation needed]

The October 9, 2009 episode of the late night variety/talk show The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien included a comedy sketch featuring him that parodied Intel's "Rockstar" commercials.[7] Ajay Bhatt was featured in the July 2010 issue of GQ India, as one of "The 50 Most Influential Global Indians!"[citation needed]

Bhatt was brought greater attention by a 2009 Intel television advertisement in which he was portrayed by actor Sunil Narkar.[8]


Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ Jacklet, Ben (September 2009). "On the edge". Oregon Business. Archived from the original on 16 October 2009. Retrieved September 23, 2009.
  2. ^ "The producer of USB is an Indian and he didn't do it for money", India Today, 3 January 2017
  3. ^ "Intel Fellow – Ajay V. Bhatt". July 22, 2009. Archived from the original on 4 November 2009. Retrieved September 23, 2009.
  4. ^ Ajay Bhatt: Fellow at Intel
  5. ^ "The Indian Connection Silicon Valley", The Hindi Magazine, 3 June 2019. Retrieved 14 August 2023.
  6. ^ "The Asian Awards | Honouring Asian Excellence | VIP Asian Awards | Business Awards | Asian Business Awards". The Asian Awards. Retrieved 2024-05-13.
  7. ^ "Conan O'Brien talks to the co-creator of USB on The Tonight Show". Engadget. 10 October 2009. Retrieved 2019-10-23.
  8. ^ Graves, Mark (May 9, 2009). "Intel ad campaign remakes researchers into rock stars". The Oregonian. Retrieved September 23, 2009.
  9. ^ Office, European Patent. "A truly universal connection". www.epo.org. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  10. ^ Winners at the Asian Awards

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