Dov Frohman is a pioneer of the global corporation. A former executive at Intel Corporation, he was the founder and general manager of Intel Israel, the company’s operations in Israel. For nearly thirty years, he created and led a highly successful organization in one of the most demanding and competitive industries and in one of the most dangerous regions of the world.
During his time at Intel, Mr. Frohman was a leading innovator in the semiconductor industry. An Israeli citizen, he was trained in electrical engineering at the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) in Haifa, Israel, and received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California at Berkeley. As a new employee at Intel, he invented the EPROM—the first reprogrammable read-only semiconductor memory—an innovation that Intel founder Gordon Moore has termed “as important in the development of the microcomputer industry as the microprocessor itself.” For this singular achievement, Mr. Frohman received the IEEE Jack Morton Award in 1982 and the prestigious IEEE Edison Medal in 2008. In 2009, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Mr. Frohman spent most of his career building Intel Israel into a flagship of the Intel Corporation and a cornerstone of the Israeli high-tech economy. He helped found Intel Israel in 1974, became its general manager in 1981, and ran the organization until his retirement in 2001. In recognition of his scientific and technical achievements and of his contributions to the development of Israel’s high-technology sector, Mr. Frohman was awarded the Israel Prize for Engineering and Technology in 1991.
During his long and illustrious career, Mr. Frohman also served as visiting professor at the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, and as professor of applied physics at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, where he directed the School of Applied Science and Technology.
Today, Mr. Frohman divides his time between his two homes, one in Jerusalem and one in Selva di Cadore in the Dolomite region of Italy.
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Robert Howard is a veteran writer on work, technology, and management. He is the author of Brave New Workplace (The Viking Press, Elisabeth Sifton Books, 1985) and the editor of The Learning Imperative: Managing People for Continuous Innovation (Harvard Business School Press, 1993).
Mr. Howard’s writing has appeared in a number of national publications including the Harvard Business Review, MIT’s Technology Review, the New York Times Book Review, and The New Republic. He has been the recipient of an Award for Distinguished Investigative Reporting from Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) and the Jack London Award from the United Steelworkers Press Association.
Mr. Howard has been a senior editor at Technology Review and at the Harvard Business Review. He also worked for ten years as director of idea development at The Boston Consulting Group, a major international management consulting firm.
Mr. Howard is a summa cum laude graduate of Amherst College and has done graduate work in sociology and history at the University of Cambridge in England and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, France. He has been a visiting scholar in the Program on Science, Technology, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an affiliate scholar at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute.
Mr. Howard lives in Newton, Massachusetts.
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