John Crawford (engineer)

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John H. Crawford
John Crawford in 2011
Alma materBrown University (B.A.)
University of North Carolina (M.S.)
Known forIntel microprocessors (8086, 386, 486, Pentium, Itanium family)[1]
AwardsEckert–Mauchly Award (1995)
IEEE Ernst Weber Engineering Leadership Recognition (1997)
National Academy of Engineering Member (2002)
Computer History Museum Fellow (2014)
Scientific career
FieldsComputer science
Electrical engineering

John H. Crawford (born February 2, 1953) is an American computer engineer.


During a long career at Intel starting in 1977, he was the chief architect of the Intel 80386 and Intel 80486 microprocessors. He also co-managed the design of the Intel P5 Pentium microprocessor family.[2][3] Crawford was the recipient of the 1995 Eckert–Mauchly Award. He was awarded the IEEE Ernst Weber Engineering Leadership Recognition in 1997.[4]

Crawford was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2002 for the architectural design of widely used microprocessors.

He retired from Intel in 2013.[5]

In 2014, he was made a fellow of the Computer History Museum for his work on industry-standard microprocessor architectures.[1]


  • Crawford, John H.; Gelsinger, Patrick P. (1987). Programming the 80386. Sybex Inc. ISBN 0-89588-381-3. LCCN 87061199.


  1. ^ a b "John Crawford 2014 Fellow". Computer History Museum. 2014. Archived from the original on July 3, 2014.
  2. ^ Crawford, John H. (2014-02-24). "Crawford, John H. oral history : 2014 Fellow" (Interview). Interviewed by Doug Fairbairn. Computer History Museum. CHM Ref: X7104.2014. Retrieved 2017-01-26.
  3. ^ "Biography of Crawford". Archived from the original on 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2010-03-18.
  4. ^ "IEEE Ernst Weber Engineering Leadership Recognition Recipients" (PDF). IEEE. Retrieved November 20, 2010.
  5. ^ "LinkedIn Profile".

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