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Kevin O’Buckley ’98 takes over leadership of Intel’s Foundry Services

Kevin O’Buckley ’98 has been named senior vice president and general manager of Foundry Services at Intel Corporation, effective May 13. Intel’s Foundry Services is the customer service and ecosystem operations division of Intel Foundry, a manufacturer of semiconductors.

O’Buckley, an Alfred-area native who earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering (minor in speech communication) from Alfred University, will oversee Intel’s systems foundry growth strategy.

“Kevin brings a unique blend of expertise from across the semiconductor industry, having served as a senior leader and technologist in both foundry and fabless companies,” Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said in a press release announcing O’Buckley’s appointment. “As we continue building the world’s first systems foundry for the AI era, Kevin will play a critical role in helping customers achieve their goals by leveraging Intel Foundry’s unique ability to deliver process and packaging technology through a resilient and sustainable supply chain.”

O’Buckley will spearhead the growth of Intel’s foundry business and continue to build out its ecosystem of intellectual property and electronic design automation partners. In this role, he will work closely with Intel Foundry’s other senior leaders to fulfill the company’s ambition to create the first system foundry for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) era.

O’Buckley joined Intel with more than 25 years of semiconductor industry experience. Most recently, he was senior vice president of hardware engineering for the Custom, Compute and Storage Group at Marvell Technologies. He joined Marvell as part of its 2019 acquisition of Avera Semiconductor, where O’Buckley served as chief executive. He also served as vice president of Product Development at Global Foundries, and before that spent more than 17 years at IBM leading technology development and manufacturing organizations.

In addition to his Alfred University degree, O’Buckley also has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Vermont.