Keyvan Esfarjani is senior vice president and general manager of Manufacturing and Operations at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for the company’s worldwide manufacturing operations, including Fab Sort Manufacturing, Assembly Test Manufacturing and strategic planning, as well as corporate quality assurance and corporate services.
Previously Esfarjani led the company’s non-volatile memory worldwide manufacturing, responsible for leading the strategy and operation for Intel memory fabs, component assembly/test, and 3D NAND and Optane SSD manufacturing. In this capacity, Esfarjani oversaw internal fab operations, supply agreements and sub-contractor engagements.
Esfarjani joined Intel in 1996 as an industrial engineer, moving from the automotive industry. Since that time, he has held various leadership roles in process engineering, yield and manufacturing and enabled 16 technology startups with expertise spanning logic, memory and chipset technologies. These roles include plant manager of the Intel D2 process development and manufacturing plant in California, and co-CEO of the IM Flash Technologies joint venture with Micron. Esfarjani recently led the strategy in partnership with FSM for independent memory Technology Development operation and startup for Optane in the Fab11x Rio Rancho.
Esfarjani earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial engineering and operations research from Purdue University.