Amir Joined Pitango as a Venture Partner in April 2019.
Amir is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Computing, Wired Infrastructure and Silicon Photonics business unit Global Foundries since October 2019.
Amir has more than 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Prior to joining Pitango, Amir served as Senior Vice President and a member of Intel’s Executive Management Committee. During his tenure at Intel, Amir managed tens of thousands of employees globally, laid the groundwork for Intel’s IP-to-SoC methodology, and introduced the multi-wave development model. As the director of Strategic Transactions for Intel Capital, Amir was responsible for identifying opportunities in emerging areas of compute, networking, AI, and engineering.
Prior to joining Intel, Amir was the president of Qualcomm Atheros, following a lead role in the $3.6B acquisition of Atheros Communications by Qualcomm. He led the integration of Atheros’ multi-billion business into Qualcomm where he managed the company’s networking, connectivity infrastructure, and emerging IoT semiconductor businesses.
At Atheros, Amir served as Senior Vice President of Consumer Business, overseeing the company’s wireless connectivity and location technologies. Prior to joining Atheros, Amir was Senior Director at Texas Instruments.
Amir earned his BA in Economics and Business Administration from Haifa University in Israel. He also holds a dual MBA degree in High Technology Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Recanati Business School at Tel Aviv University.
Among his community activities, Amir is a member of the Steering Committee of ICON, connecting Israeli Tech startups to Silicon Valley corporates, investors, and entrepreneurs.