Mellanox appoints former Intel exec to board of directors

The data center interconnect specialist strengthens its board of directors with the addition of David Perlmutter.

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Mellanox Technologies(NASDAQ: MLNX), a supplier of end-to-end interconnect platforms for servers and storage systems, announced that David (Dadi) Perlmutter has been appointed to the company’s board of directors, effective May 19, 2014.

From 2009 until his recent retirement from Intel, Perlmutter served as an executive vice president and general manager of the Intel Architecture Group (IAG), and chief product officer of Intel Corporation. During this period, he was responsible for the business and development of Intel’s platform solutions for all computing and communication segments including data centers, desktops, laptops, handhelds, embedded devices, and wireless communication. Prior to this role, for 29 years, Perlmutter held various management positions at Intel and was directly responsible for developing several of Intel’s major products and technologies that impacted its business and the computing industry, notes Mellanox.

“We are privileged to have someone with Dadi’s extensive management and market experiences join our board of directors,” comments Irwin Federman, chairman of the board for Mellanox Technologies. “As Mellanox continues to take advantage of growth opportunities worldwide, Dadi’s expertise will be a significant asset as we navigate our business to address new data center vertical markets and an expanding customer base. We look forward to Dadi’s guidance and support in scaling Mellanox to our next stages of growth.”

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Perlmutter’s focus today is an initiative to create growth and large companies in the Israeli technology and knowledge-based sector. He graduated from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, and currently lives in Israel. He currently chairs two non-profit organizations, The Israel Innovation Institute and Mishelanu - Strengthening Jewish and Israeli Identity of 2nd generation Israelis in the US, and has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Technion since January 2005.

In 1987, Perlmutter received an award for innovation in industrial development from the Israeli president for the development of the i387 math co-processor. In 2008, he was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers for his contributions to the mobile computer industry.

“As a global leader in high-speed, end-to-end network interconnect solutions, Mellanox is poised to take advantage of the multitude of opportunities within the enterprise data center market,” comments Perlmutter. “I am honored to join the board of directors and look forward to contributing to Mellanox’s strategic initiatives, while enhancing shareholder value.”

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