Jim FinneganJim Finnegan
has over twenty years senior management experience in the networks and communications business.His
career has included extended periods based in Ireland, the UK and Santa Clara, USA, where he
is now settled.He
has had a career long commitment to the development of an engineering culture that expects first pass success using disciplined software and silicon development methodologies.This focus has most recently been demonstrated in Intel Corporation where he oversaw the development of Intel's entire portfolio of network processors, several of which went into production in first pass silicon.Jim began his career at Miles-33 in the UK and subsequently worked in senior engineering and management positions with Digital Equipment Corporation, Tellabs and Racal Data Group.Following Racal he built the engineering organisation at Basis Communications and was a key member of the executive team that negotiated the acquisition of Basis by Intel Corporation in 2000.At Intel he became General Manager of both the Network Processor Division and the Communication Infrastructure Group's Technology Office.Jim has Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Electronic Engineering from The Queens University, Belfast.