PEFL Keyvan Esfarjani — Lecture

Event Date: April 13, 2023
Speaker: Keyvan Esfarjani, Executive Vice President, Chief Global Operations Officer, General Manager, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Operations, Intel Corporation
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM
Location: ARMS Atrium, located in the Neil Armstrong Hall of Excellence, 701 W. Stadium Avenue, West Lafayette, IN
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School or Program: College of Engineering, Industrial Engineering
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Keyvan Esfarjani


Join Purdue alumni Keyvan Esfarjani, Intel Corporation Executive Vice President and Chief Global Operations Officer, for a discussion on the semiconductor industry’s evolution to the Trillion Era. Keyvan will discuss:

  • The challenges of meeting the insatiable demand for technology
  • The need for a globally balanced semiconductor supply chain
  • The importance of public-private partnerships such as the CHIPS and Sciences Act
  • The complexities and scale of sustainably building and operating a semiconductor factory
  • The talent required to make it all happen.


Keyvan Esfarjani is executive vice president, chief global operations officer and general manager of Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Operations at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for the company’s worldwide manufacturing operations, including Fab Sort Manufacturing, Assembly Test Manufacturing and strategic planning, as well as corporate quality assurance, corporate services and supply chain.

Previously, Esfarjani led the company’s non-volatile memory worldwide manufacturing, responsible for leading the strategy and operation for Intel memory fabs, component assembly/test, and 3D NAND and Optane SSD manufacturing. In this capacity, Esfarjani oversaw internal fab operations, supply agreements and sub-contractor engagements.

Esfarjani’s tenure with Intel began in 1996 as an industrial engineer, after working in the automotive industry for four years. Since that time, he has held various leadership roles in process engineering, yield and manufacturing, to enabling 16 technology startups, with expertise spanning across logic, memory and chipset technologies.Esfarjani was the Intel D2 plant manager in California for process development and manufacturing. In 2010, he became the co-CEO of the IM Flash Technologies joint venture with Micron. In 2016, Esfarjani set the vision and strategy for Intel’s internal memory manufacturing. He led the Dalian fab conversion from chipset to memory in seven months and then construction of a fab expansion in 11 months. Esfarjani recently led the strategy in partnership with FSM for independent memory Technology Development operation and startup for Optane in the Fab11x Rio Rancho.

Esfarjani earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial engineering and operations research from Purdue University.

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