Rani Borkar with team
"There have always been interdependencies, but with SoCs it's growing exponentially because there are parts that you’re not building yourself," said Rani Borkar, vice president and general manager, Intel Architecture Group.
The Woman Behind Intel's Leading Architectures
Rani Borkar has led engineering teams from Pentium 4 to Intel Core and now SoCs.
Rani Borkar has been with Intel since 1988 and currently leads key engineering teams that design and develop Intel's Core, Atom, Xeon and Itanium processors. As vice president and general manager of the Intel Architecture Group, she's also been tasked with a big challenge: leading Intel's efforts to design a new crop of SoCs. These integrated system-on-chip designs incorporate core functions into the silicon for PCs, tablets and servers as well handheld devices where Intel is considered lagging. Recently, Borkar discussed the shift in focus from designing traditional microprocessors to SoCs and how Intel stacks up to the competition.