Intel leaders included amongst most influential Irish people in the valley

Last week at a special ceremony held in Stanford University in California, the ITLG, a non-profit organisation comprised of high-level global technology leaders who are Irish or Irish-American, honored a number of Intel people who were considered among the leading Irish and Irish-American tech executives currently making a significant and disruptive impact in and around Silicon Valley.

The ITLG Silicon Valley Global Awards, being held for the seventh time, included a number of awards being presented for specific achievements along with the inducting of 50 people to the ‘Silicon Valley 50’ list which an annual power list of the most influential Irish people in the valley.

This year 4 Intel people were included in the list;

• Ireland based Philip Moynagh who is VP in the Internet of Things group and GM of Quark Solutions Division

• Irish born Margaret Burgraff who is VP, Quality Certification, Tools and Validation, Mobile and Communications Group

• John Galvin, VP, Sales and Marketing Group at Intel who is of Irish descent

• Sean Cunningham, Director of Strategic Investments at Intel who is also of Irish descent

In addition to these people being included on the Silicon Valley 50 list, the Galileo development board, which includes the first microchip designed and developed by Intel in Ireland, received the ‘Design in Ireland’ award at the event which included representatives from across the most recognisable technology and media companies in the world such as Intel, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Disney, Logitech and Belkin.

The Design in Ireland award was collected by Intel’s Philip Moynagh and Noel Murphy who together led the design team that delivered the Intel Galileo board and the Intel® Quark SoC X1000 by which it is powered. Speaking about the award Philip Moynagh said “It is often said that success has a thousand parents, and that is certainly true of the double win of Quark and Galileo. Intel, the Irish Government and Irish educational institutions have taken great education, augmented it with great networking, framed it with great vision, and delivered great results.”

Intel’s Noel Murphy added that the award was ”a very special recognition for the Galileo X1000 team from the Irish technology leaders in Silicon Valley”.

ITLG President and Founder, John Hartnett also spoke at the event and said “What Intel has accomplished with the Galileo chip represents not only a great contribution to the global tech economy, but an incredible example of Irish innovation”.

Click here to view the Silicon Valley 50 list in full.

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The Silicon Valley 50 inductees are pictured at the ITLG ceremony
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ITLG Chairman and former Intel CEO Craig Barrett is pictured presenting the ‘Design in Ireland’ award to Intel’s Philip Moynagh and Noel Murphy

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