Joshua (Josh) M. Walden is senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s Design Engineering Group. He leads a worldwide team responsible for the design, development, validation and manufacturing of IPs and SoCs used in both client and data center platforms.
Previous to this role, Walden held various strategic and operational roles at Intel. Most recently, he ran Intel’s Product Assurance and Security Group, establishing a holistic and continuous learning approach to ensuring Intel’s leadership in security across all platforms. Prior to that, he led Intel’s New Technology Group, where he oversaw Intel’s global research efforts in computing and communications. He also led the Platform Engineering Group where he was responsible for the development, validation and manufacturing of Intel’s chip portfolio; and prior to that, he ran Intel’s Fab/Sort Manufacturing organization, where he was responsible for the company’s global wafer manufacturing operations.
Walden joined Intel in 1983 as a process engineer in Santa Clara, California, and has held numerous roles in wafer manufacturing and technology development throughout his career, including overseeing the startup and initial high-volume manufacturing of Intel’s first international 300mm wafer fabrication facility in Ireland.
Walden earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Florida.