The West Coast, especially in the San Francisco area, has long been a crucial cog for technological advancement in the U.S. As such, Paul Otellini, chief operating officer of Intel Corporation - maker of computer microchips - graduated from the University of San Francisco.
Otellini earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of San Francisco in 1972 before obtaining his master's of business administration from the University of Berkeley in 1974. Immediately after graduating, he started working for Intel and became executive vice president of the Intel Architecture Group in 1998. His responsibilities included developing strategies for microprocessors and chipsets for businesses' desktops, mobile and enterprising computing.
He also led the introduction of the Pentium microprocessor earlier in his career. He managed Intel's business with IBM Corporation. Furthermore, he is a major force in convincing Apple Inc to transition to Intel technology. He is also on the Board of Directors for Google, Inc.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, keen competition is expected for top executive positions because of the prestige and high pay that attracts a substantial number of qualified applicants.
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