With more than 30 years of professional experience in the semiconductor technology sector, Austin, Texas, native Richard Busch has worked as an executive managing business units and in product design and technology development. Currently running his own consulting firm, The Busch Group, Richard Busch previously worked as vice president of IP strategy and product-line management at Globalfoundries, which is based in Santa Clara, California. The Texas resident helped to expand the company’s core circuit portfolio to better serve target market segments.
Prior to joining Globalfoundries in October 2014, Mr. Busch worked as vice president of power systems technology for IBM located in Austin. He spent two years in this role, where he managed a worldwide team of design engineers that delivered the POWER 8 microprocessor used in IBM's high-performance computing systems, including the natural language question answering computer named “Watson.” Best known for beating two human reigning champions on the television show Jeopardy, this supercomputer is used to develop potential cures for cancer as well as business and medical analytical applications.
Mr. Busch spent several decades on the East Coast for IBM where he designed microprocessors and high performance IP, and as director, managed the firm’s $1B/year ASIC business unit. He joined the Burlington, Vermont, branch after earning his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University, which is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.