Michael E. Adams was vice president in the Technology and Manufacturing Group at Intel Corporation and the manager of Intel’s Fab 42 fabrication plant in Chandler, Ariz. In addition to being responsible for that facility, he was the factory manager for Intel’s startup manufacturing on 14-nanometer (14nm) process technology at the Fab 32 plant, also in Chandler.
Adams joined Intel in 1993 at the company’s Rio Rancho, N.M., site and served in various engineering and manufacturing roles over the course of several years. Since leaving New Mexico, he has been factory manager for flash assembly and test in the Philippines and for CPU assembly and test in Malaysia; general manager at the Intel Chengdu site in China and factory manager for CPU assembly and test there; and general manager of Intel’s Fab 17 facility in Hudson, Mass., where he was responsible for all of Intel’s 200-millimeter (200mm) wafer manufacturing activities.
Earlier in his career, Adams held various manufacturing positions at Harris Semiconductor and was an application consultant manager with Consilium Inc.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and an MBA degree from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.