Nivruti Rai – India


Nivruti Rai

Vice President, Platform Engineering Group and General Manager, Intel ,Director, Research and Development


Nivruti Rai is vice president in the Platform Engineering Group at Intel Corporation and General Manager – Intel India. She is responsible for leading development & operations for Intel India, driving execution & innovation for engineering teams across various business groups to maximize value from Intel in India. Based in Bengaluru, India, she also leads teams across the United States, Costa Rica, Israel, Malaysia and India for developing innovative analog and mixed-signal intellectual property (IP) blocks and IP subsystems for Intel’s system-on-chip (SoC) products. She also manages the Emerging Technologies Group in India developing machine learning and computer vision soft IP.

Rai joined Intel in 1995, worked as an engineer in various business teams before moving to the CPU development organization in Oregon, where she worked on performance optimization. She led the effort to conserve chip power in microprocessor by selectively using high performance devices and pioneered the use of Error Correcting Codes to reduce operating voltages and memories, becoming a principal engineer in 2003. Rai moved to India in 2005 to manage R&D of mobile platform technologies used for handheld and laptop computers. In 2013, her team was awarded an Intel Achievement Award for contributing to the development of the Minute Intel® architecture core.

Rai earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, physics and chemistry and a master’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of Lucknow in India. She also holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering from Oregon State University and a board of director certification from Harvard Business School. She has been assigned one US patent has authored several technical papers on integrated circuit design methodologies and operations research.