Intel appoints three Irish people to the role of vice-president
Intel's new vice-president in charge of the internet of things Philip Moynagh

Intel appoints three Irish people to the role of vice-president

22 May 2014

Intel has promoted three Irish people to the role of vice president, bringing to seven the number of Irish people who now hold the role of vice-president.

The three people appointed are Philip Moynagh, general manager of Intel’s Quark Solutions Division, who becomes a vice-president of the Internet of Things Group, Margaret Burgraff, general manager of Quality, Certification, Tools and Validation who becomes vice-president of the Mobile and Communications Group and Joe McDonnell, the 22nm Plant Manager, Arizona Fab/Sort Manufacturing who becomes vice-president of the Technology and Manufacturing Group.
This brings to seven the number of Irish people who hold vice-president positions in the company.

Eamonn Sinnott, general manager of Intel Ireland; and Ann Kelleher, co-general manager, Fab/Sort Manufacturing, who is based in New Mexico; are both vice-presidents of Intel’s Technology and Manufacturing Group.

Rory McInerney, based at Intel’s headquarters in Santa Clara, is vice-president of Intel’s Architecture Group and Martin Curley is vice president of Intel Labs.

Internet of things

Designed in Ireland, the Quark System on Chip and its Software Stack enables us to move past an internet comprised primarily of connected computers, tablets and phones to an internet that connects everything in the physical world (including everyday objects).

Widely referred to as the “internet of things”, this technology is transforming high technology businesses today.

Brussels, Beijing and Washington predict that billions of things will have built-in connected-Compute by the close of this decade, and that they will create trillions of euros in economic value.

Moynagh’s organisation identifies transformation opportunities, translates them into silicon and software architectures and builds real world solutions.

Prior to this role, Moynagh managed leading edge silicon chip fabrication factories in Ireland and the US.

Quality is the hallmark of success

As general manager of Quality, Certification, Tools and Validation at Intel Corporation Burgraff’s role is to ensure that the Intel brand promise is upheld for all phone and tablet platforms shipped to Intel customers.

To achieve this, Burgraff is not only responsible for the overall governance of quality for all products in the Mobile Communications Group (MCG) business unit, but also the validation of Android and Windows software on Intel-based phone and tablet platforms, the certification of mobile communication products, and the development and maintenance of software development tools and hardware manufacturing test tools.

Burgraff joined Intel in 2011 as the director of quality for MCG. Before coming to Intel, she was with Palm/Hewlett-Packard from 2009 to 2011, where she served as senior director of quality for WebOS.

Burgraff began her career in 1994 at Apple Computer in Cork, Ireland, spending several years as an application programming interface test engineer before moving to Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California in 1998 to launch the first iMac

On being an Irish technology transplant to the US Burgraff credits her home country.

“Ireland’s investment in technology partnerships and technology training over the past thirty years is yielding strong technology leaders, and I am proud to be counted among them.

“The system continues to give us superb tech talent which is being recognised globally. Companies such as Intel and Apple count on that talent to push forward innovation.”

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John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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