Intel Fellow, Board of Advisors member, Technology Expert & Consultant
Ajay is a recognized technologist and a thought leader in platform and silicon level architecture in the computer industry for over 38 years. He has demonstrated an unprecedented level of innovation in system architecture and systems engineering (spanning software, platforms, and silicon. He possesses significant hands on technical knowledge and industry experiences from multiple I/O, chipsets, software and platform architectures, understanding technical details without losing sight of its global implications. Ajay has co-invented and spearheaded a number of notable technologies adopted by today’s global industry. These technologies include, but are not limited to:
• Accelerated Graphics Port(AGP)
• PCI Express
• Sensing and Integrated Sensor Hub Architecture
• Integrated Touch and Universal Stylus
• USB Type-C
Among his many recognitions, some of the most noteworthy include The Light of India Award 2012 for his contributions in advancement of science and technology, The Asian Award 2013 for outstanding achievement in Science and technology and EU Inventor award 2013 for his contributions to the development of USB.
Specialties: Client & Server Platform Architecture, PC Architecture, I/O Architecture
An Indian-born American computer architect, Ajay defined and developed several widely used technologies, including USB (Universal Serial Bus), AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port), PCI Express, Platform Power Management architecture and various chipset improvements.
After his initial employment at two Indian Microcomputer development pioneers, DSI and ORG Systems, Ajay joined Wang Laboratories in 1990 as Principal Engineer and later Intel in 1990 as a senior staff architect on the chipset architecture team in Folsom. After 26 years of working at various levels such as Chief Architect , Sr. Principal Engineer, Director etc. he is now a Board of Advisor, Technology Expert & Consultant. He holds more than one hundred and thirty-two U.S. and international patents. Winner of the European Inventor Award in the Non-European countries category awarded by the European Patent Office.
Born in Vadodara, Gujarat, Ajay completed his graduation from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, and received his master’s degree from The City University of New York, United States. Bhatt rose to global celebrity as the co-inventor of USB through an Intel 2009 TV advertisement, where he was portrayed by actor Sunil Narkar.