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  Andy Bechtolsheim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Andy (Andreas) von Bechtolsheim (born in Germany in 1956) co-founded Sun Microsystems in 1982 with Vinod Khosla, Bill Joy, and Scott McNealy.
Bechtolsheim received an undergraduate degree from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and received his master's degree in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Bechtolsheim and Cheriton were two of the first investors in Google, investing $100,000 in 1998.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Andy_Bechtolsheim   (555 words)

Bechtolsheim, a cofounder and vice president of Sun Microsystems, is one of the most widely respected engineers in the business.
Two years ago, Bechtolsheim became pumped up about another technological breakthrough: a high-speed extension of Ethernet, that wheezing old networking design which at 10 to 100 Mbps was being worked to death by the growing demand for moving voice and video over networks.
Since Bechtolsheim owned 65 percent of the company (the employees owned the rest), from a financial standpoint it was hard to say no to that kind of a return on investment.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/5.03/ff_buying.html   (819 words)

 EETimes.com - Sun workstation pioneer invests in 'hot' EDA firms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Bechtolsheim uses a simple rule of thumb in deciding whether to invest in an EDA startup.
Bechtolsheim points to the imbalance between the rate of change in silicon and advances in the tools that let engineers get the most from those changes.
Bechtolsheim's interest in design tools began shortly after he came to the United States as a student in the mid-1970s.
www.eetimes.com /story/OEG20000406S0037   (1313 words)

 Andy Bechtolsheim Joins Real Intent Board of Directors
Bechtolsheim joins Real Intent's board at a time when the company is experiencing a strong interest for its Intent-Driven Verification solutions.
Andy shares our belief that we are developing a new verification technology that will have a major impact on solving the verification crisis posed by the complexity of today's leading-edge IC designs."
Bechtolsheim received a MS in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1976 and he was a PhD student in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University from 1977 to 1982.
www.realintent.com /news/pr-2000/pr000508_Bechtolsheim.html   (565 words)

 Application Development Trends - Bechtolsheim returns to Sun as 'employee No. 1'
Andreas "Andy" Bechtolsheim, who, along with current CEO Scott McNealy and others, established Sun more than 20 years ago, will become the company's newest chief architect when Sun acquires advanced server technology company Kealia in a stock-for-stock merger deal, the two companies disclosed last week.
Bechtolsheim will serve as senior VP and chief architect in that organization, which is headed by EVP Neil Knox, and will also join Sun's executive management group led by McNealy.
Bechtolsheim was literally employee No. 1 when, back in 1982, he, McNealy, fellow Stanford University grad student Vinod Khosla and Berkeley professor Bill Joy founded the company.
www.adtmag.com /article.aspx?id=8942   (593 words)

 CRN | Sun Rehires Co-founder By Acquiring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Welcoming Bechtolsheim back into the fold, McNealy said he was having "one of the most exciting days" he's had in a while.
Bechtolsheim founded Kealia late last year after a two-year stint as vice president and general manager of Cisco Systems' Gigabit Systems Business Unit, where he led the company's move into its Catalyst gigabit Ethernet switch business.
Bechtolsheim has a history of founding companies that last just long enough to be acquired.
www.crn.com /components/weblogs/article.asp?ArticleID=47864   (619 words)

 Bechtolsheim's machine dreams | Newsmakers | CNET News.com
Bechtolsheim spoke with CNET News.com about the difficulties Sun has encountered during its embrace of x86 servers, as well as the future of the Galaxy line.
Bechtolsheim: Well, the funny thing is that one of the suggestions I had when I was leaving was maybe Sun should consider building an Intel-type product line just to make sure that we had that part of the market covered.
Bechtolsheim: AMD with Opteron is showing a lot of leadership doing the right things for the market and for customers.
news.com.com /Bechtolsheims+machine+dreams/2008-1010_3-5857470.html   (1293 words)

 Abstract/Bio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Andy Bechtolsheim is currently Senior VP and Chief Architect for the Network Systems Group at Sun Microsystems, Incorporated.
Andy received a MS in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1976 where he designed and implemented the network interface for the CM* Multiprocessor, perhaps the first microprocessor based compute cluster.
In 2004 Andy returned to Sun as Senior VP and Chief Architect for the Network Systems Group where he is now responsible for the architecture of the AMD Opteron server family being developed at Sun.
www.stanford.edu /class/ee380/Abstracts/060510.html   (362 words)

 Executive Bios: Andy Bechtolsheim
Andy Bechtolsheim, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, Inc. and employee number one, returns to Sun as Chief Architect and Senior Vice President, Network Systems organization and is also a member of Sun's executive management team.
Bechtolsheim left Sun in 1995 to found Granite Systems, a Gigabit Ethernet start-up company, that was acquired by Cisco Systems in 1996.
Andy became Vice President of Engineering and later Vice President General Manager of Cisco's Gigabit Systems business which developed the Catalyst 4000 family, the industry's highest volume modular Ethernet switching platform.
www.sun.com /aboutsun/media/bios/bios_bechtolsheim.html   (320 words)

 5.03: features
These days Bechtolsheim and his 50-member team are part of Cisco's workgroup business unit, busily creating a switch that will bear the Cisco label.
Bechtolsheim has been very vocal about having a product that doesn't second-guess what the IEEE committee will come up with, so Granite doesn't expect to have a product on the shelves before then.
Bechtolsheim says he and his team plan to stay for a while (their stock options won't be fully vested for almost four years).
www.wired.com /wired/archive/5.03/ff_buying_pr.html   (1260 words)

 Techworld.com - OS and Servers News - Sun buys server company, rehires co-founder
Andy Bechtolsheim, Kealia's chief exec, helped found Sun two decades ago while studying at Stanford University with Scott McNealy.
Bechtolsheim, who is 48, will become a senior VP and chief architect within the Volume Systems Products group.
Bechtolsheim left Sun to work at Granite Systems, which was later acquired by Cisco Systems in the mid-1990s.
www.techworld.com /opsys/news/index.cfm?NewsID=1015   (950 words)

 Co-Founder Returns To Sun - News by InformationWeek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Feb 23, 2004 12:00 AM Andy Bechtolsheim is rejoining Sun Microsystems, the company he co-founded with Scott McNealy, Bill Joy, and Vinod Khosla in 1982.
Bechtolsheim, 48, returns as a senior VP and chief architect after Sun bought Kealia Inc., another company he founded.
Bechtolsheim recently spoke with InformationWeek senior writer Aaron Ricadela about the sale of Kealia and his upcoming work at Sun, including the move to the Opteron chip.
www.informationweek.com /story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=17701529   (648 words)

 EETimes.com - Data servers bulk up
Bechtolsheim revealed he is working to shrink the Sun Blade so the company can stack three chassis, rather than two, in a standard rack.
Bechtolsheim predicted that Intel and AMD will compete more fiercely in the four-way-and-up sector going forward, rolling out more chips at lower prices for scale-up systems.
Bechtolsheim said the brunt of the architectural design of the products came out of a single meeting almost two years ago.
www.eetimes.com /issue/fp/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=190301116   (1978 words)

 NAB2005 - The World's Largest Electronic Media Show   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Palo Alto, CA Andy Bechtolsheim is Senior VP and Chief Architect for Network Systems Group at Sun, where he is responsible for the AMD Opteron server family being developed at Sun.
Andy was a co-founder of Sun Microsystems and from 1982 until 1995 was Vice President of Technology at Sun, leading workstation development, including the highly successful SPARCstation product family.
From 1996 to 2003 Andy was Vice President of Engineering and later General Manager for the Gigabit Systems Business Unit at Cisco System that developed the Catalyst 4000 Gigabit Switch family, which has become the highest volume modular switching platform in history.
www.nabshow.com /participantbio.asp?id=18236   (214 words)

 Sun's Opteron chief readying Galaxy of servers | InfoWorld | News | 2005-02-16 | By Tom Krazit, IDG News Service
Sun Microsystems' chief Opteron server designer, Andy Bechtolsheim, heartily endorsed Advanced Micro Devices' current single-core and future dual-core chips as the future of Sun's volume computing business in a speech before attendees at Sun's Research and Education 2005 conference Wednesday, as he prepares to overhaul Sun's current designs featuring the chip.
Bechtolsheim's expertise in server design is believed to be at the core of Sun's strategy for differentiating itself among the major server vendors, all of which have much more experience in this category.
Bechtolsheim declined to comment specifically on the Galaxy project in an interview after his presentation at the conference.
www.infoworld.com /article/05/02/16/HNopteron_1.html   (1404 words)

 Sun Microsystems Set To Unveil 'Galaxy' Opteron Servers - Hardware Technology News by TechWeb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Indeed, the Galaxy design has been personally shepherded by Andy Bechtolsheim, who was an original co-founder of Sun in 1982 alongside Scott McNealy and Bill Joy.
Bechtolsheim began work on Galaxy at Kealia Inc., a start-up he launched in 2001 to develop advanced server technology.
Sun acquired Kealia in early 2004, and Bechtolsheim returned to the Sun fold in the role of chief architect.
www.techweb.com /wire/hardware/170701632   (1033 words)

 Bechtolsheim: Back in Sun's spotlight | Tech News on ZDNet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Not surprisingly, Sun executives were much more enthusiastic in talking about Bechtolsheim's return than about the 2003 departure of another co-founder, Bill Joy.
Bechtolsheim, 48, left Sun in 1995 to start Granite Systems, which built 1-gigabit-per-second networking technology and which Cisco acquired in 1996.
Although Bechtolsheim co-founded Kealia in 2001, he didn't formally join it until December, when he left Cisco Systems.
news.zdnet.com /2100-9584-5158167.html   (880 words)

 Print Version - Sun to Acquire Kealia, Inc. - Sun Cofounder and Industry Technology Visionary Returns as Chief ...
Bechtolsheim was a cofounder of Sun Microsystems and vice president of technology from 1984 to 1995, where he held a range of roles including chief architect of Sun's workstation product line.
"It is great to have Andy (Bechtolsheim) back home at Sun," said Scott McNealy, chairman, chief executive officer and president, Sun Microsystems Inc. "We started the company together while we were at Stanford University more than 20 years ago and both of us could not be more excited about working together again.
Bechtolsheim will return to Sun as senior vice president and chief architect within the Volume Systems Products group, reporting to Knox, and will also be a member of Sun's Executive Management Group, led by McNealy.
www.dmreview.com /editorial/dmreview/print_action.cfm?articleId=8121   (436 words)

 IT-Director.com - Sun brings back Employee Number One   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Kealia is a privately held company based in Palo Alto that was co-founded and led by Andy Bechtolsheim.
For his part, Bechtolsheim stated: "I am very excited about being back at Sun and working with Sun to bring the next generation of volume servers, desktops and storage products to market more quickly.
Indeed, Bechtolsheim is slated to become the man charged with leading the development of Sun’s next generation computing systems working on all of the company’s chip architectures with the title senior vice president and chief architect.
www.it-director.com /article.php?articleid=11663   (567 words)

 Sun Co-Founder's Return Will Boost New Opteron-Based Servers
The return of Andy Bechtolsheim — who designed the first Sun computer 20 years ago, and was chief workstation architect when he left in 1995 — makes him effectively the visionary replacement for the recently departed Bill Joy.
Bechtolsheim is an advocate of the Opteron processor, and his return will boost Sun's willingness to partner with AMD.
Bechtolsheim's return will change nothing immediately, but will help fuel a gradual return of market confidence in Sun and bolster Sun's and its partners' morale and self-confidence.
www.gartner.com /DisplayDocument?doc_cd=119732   (678 words)

 Welcome to AnandTech.com [ Article: AnandTech Exclusive: Sun's sub-$1000 SunFire X2100 Server]
Andy Bechtolsheim retained badge ID #1 at Sun, even after he went on to found Granite Systems and Magma Design Automation.
Bechtolsheim is personally responsible for the company's drive towards x64 and x86 processors; the V40z, V20z and W2000z were all children of his push for lower cost servers that relied on efficiency and innovation.
Bechtolsheim's influence has started to propagate through all levels of Sun again, the new products and services of the company are clearly redefining themselves with his direction.
www.anandtech.com /printarticle.aspx?i=2530   (2617 words)

 Sun's Co-Founder Back in the Fold
If the name sounds familiar, it's because before Bechtolsheim was president and CEO of Kealia, he was employee No. 1 at Sun, which he launched along with Bill Joy, Vinod Khosla and Sun's current chairman, president and CEO, Scott McNealy.
Bechtolsheim has been more than prolific for Sun in the past, focusing mostly on workstations and spearheading Sun's 'Ferraris' initiative out of off-the-shelf parts.
Bechtolsheim did not say how many of his 50 or so employees would be joining him at Sun.
www.internetnews.com /fina-news/article.php/3311271   (550 words)

Andy Bechtolsheim is a technology leader, industry visionary and one of the best computer architects in the world.
Prior to Sun, Andy was the Vice President of Engineering at Cisco Systems.
Bechtolsheim earned a master's degree in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1976.
www.realintent.com /company/executiveboard.html   (245 words)

 Sun Pursues Architectural Consistency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Bechtolsheim: From a Sun perspective, what we wanted to achieve was a common system image that would cover all these systems that we were [building].
Bechtolsheim: The main differentiation is the higher-power chips, which, unless you design the box for the extra cooling and power, you can't just plug them in.
Bechtolsheim: The total sense of the group that is doing the Opteron systems at Sun is about 250 people now, and they're doing a total of about a dozen systems that are in development, of which we are announcing three at this particular announcement.
www.eweek.com /article2/0,1895,1857850,00.asp   (1578 words)

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