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The United States is many things. That’s part of what makes it the United States: the disunity. We have been diverse since the beginning of colonialism, quarrelsome, fractious, barely able to hang together in order to not hang separately. This characteristic makes us both endearing and exasperating.

Early colonists fooled…

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger holds up a Ponte Vecchio “package,” a unified processing entity with 40 silicon “tiles.”

Last night, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger gave one of the most momentous speeches I’ve heard in my decades in the technology industry. It was so comprehensive and far ranging that it will literally set the pace for peers, rivals, customers, and suppliers for years to come.

Gelsinger, who recently returned…

Comparing the blue channel map on the right with the green and grey ones in the middle and on the left, you can see how much more bandwidth 6GHz will introduce to the WiFi experience (Image: Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.).

Like many shoemakers, I should be ashamed that my children are running around barefoot. Actually, no. That’s a metaphor. It’s my communications infrastructure that’s running around barefoot. I’m a tech analyst with an embarrassingly ancient network and connection to the outside world.

How did it get this way? Neglect and…

A Portrait of Human Character

Decades ago, when I was hopping from continent to continent as an international marketing executive for a large electronics manufacturer, I developed a model of human character or personality, a portrait, if you will, specifying how we are similar and how we differ. Essentially, it went like this: 70% of…

Sandra L. Rivera is executive vice president and chief people officer at Intel Corporation.

Updated Jan. 17, 2021

Intel Believes It Can Do Well by Doing Good

Last week, Pat Gelsinger came back to his alma mater to take the helm from Bob Swan. When Swan took over as CEO of Intel in 2019, he began to steer the company toward doing more activity directly in the public interest. …


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