The chairman of Intel Corporation, Craig Barrett will be honored by Irish America and the Irish Technology Leaders Group at the Silicon Valley Awards on March 27 at Stanford University. Barrett was an Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford before joining Intel in 1974.
As chairman of the board of Intel, Barrett is an advocate for improving social and economic conditions around the world through value technology. Intel Ireland employs over 5,000 employees at its Leixlip campus (both high-skilled and contract workers), and as such it has been a major contributor to the performance of the Irish economy. In April 2005 the operation announced that the one-billionth microchip had been manufactured by the Leixlip-based operation.
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