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Glenn Henry (IT entrepreneur)

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Residence  Austin, Texas
Nationality  American
Name  Glenn Henry

Born  July 26, 1942 (age 73) (1942-07-26) Berkeley, California, U.S.
Alma mater  California State University, East Bay
Occupation  Cofounder of Centaur Technology Senior Vice President, Dell Computers

Glenn Henry (né Gaylord Glenn Henry; born July 26, 1942 Berkeley, California), is an American computer industry executive, cofounder of Centaur Technology, and inventor of computer technology at the advent and frontier era of the development of personal computers. He holds multiple patents.

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Career

Henry started his business career at IBM, where he worked for 21 years until 1988. He was the instigator, lead architect and development manager responsible for the IBM System/32, IBM System/38 (forerunner of AS/400), and RT/PC (forerunner of Power systems).

He went to work for Dell in 1988. In 1993 he was Dell's Senior Vice President in charge of products. While working there, he discovered that it was not possible to buy computer processors for less than $160 wholesale, thereby constraining the ultimate retail price of the resulting computer. In 1994 Henry left Dell and began working on a new Intel compatible design. Funding for this new processor was provided by IDT. Centaur Technologies Inc became part of this company. His first processor came to market in 1997. The company has since been taken over by VIA Technologies in 1999.

Honors

In 1985 Henry was named an IBM Fellow.

Education

In 1966, Henry earned a BS degree in mathematics from California State University, Hayward. The following year he earned a MS degree in mathematics.

References

Glenn Henry (IT entrepreneur) Wikipedia


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