Ms. James founded Ampere Computing in 2017, where she is currently the Chairman and CEO. Ampere produces high performance microprocessors for cloud and edge computing. Ms. James had a lengthy career at Intel where she served as President of Intel until her departure in 2016. During her tenure with Intel, she was the first female General Manager of a business unit as well as the first woman Executive Vice President that led R&D and global manufacturing operations. Ms. James was also chief of staff to Intel founder, Andy Grove midway through her career for over 4 years.
James has vast, global operating experience in both hardware and software development and manufacturing of semiconductors. She has led several development sites around the globe as well as directed the government affairs in those regions. She is an active voice for diversity and representation in technology as well as the future of the U.S. Semiconductor industry.
James was on the Fast Company list of “100 Most Creative People in Business,” ranked 21st on Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business, and, has been recognized on the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women List.
James is a member of the board of directors of Citi Corp and Oracle. James has been a member of the National Security Advisory Committee to the President by presidential appointment since 2011 and is the most recent Chairman emeritus.