Leslie L. Vadász

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Leslie L. Vadász. Photograph by Steve Jurvetson

Leslie L. Vadász (born 1936 in Budapest, Hungary) is a Hungarian[1][2]-American engineer and manager, one of the founding members of Intel Corporation.[3] He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from McGill University (1961) and attended the six-week Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard University (1990).[4]

He moved to the United States in 1961,[5] first working for Fairchild Semiconductor.[3] He joined Intel Corporation when it was founded in 1968,[3] he retired in 2003 as an executive vice president of the company. He was the fourth employee of Intel,[6] hired directly by Andrew Grove.[6] He was the head of the MOS design department where the first microprocessor,[7] the Intel 4004 was developed.[3] He was the founder and – until 2003 – president of the Intel Capital strategic investment program.[7]


  1. ^ "Intel VP". The Budapest Sun. 2000-02-03. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
  2. ^ "Les Vadász". Harvard Business School Alumni Bulletin. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
  3. ^ a b c d "Internet Law Program". Harvard Law School. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
  4. ^ Leslie Vadasz: Executive Profile & Biography - BusinessWeek
  5. ^ "Visszavonul Leslie Vadász, az Intel úttörője" (in Hungarian). SG Computer and Science Magazine. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
  6. ^ a b Gaither, Chris (2001-11-12). "Andy Grove's Tale of His Boyhood in Wartime". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
  7. ^ a b "A Pioneer at Intel Will Retire June 1". The New York Times. 2003-04-19. Retrieved 2008-03-14.