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Percy Gilbert, PhD

Vice Chair

Dr. Percy V. Gilbert is Vice President of New Product Development in the Edge Processing Business Line at NXP. He has responsibility for development of all new edge processing offerings including microcontrollers, apps processors, connectivity enablement and solutions.

Prior to joining NXP, Dr. Gilbert served as Vice President, Enterprise Systems Product Engineering and Memory/Flash Development at IBM.  In this role he had responsibility for bring-up, qualification and manufacturing ramp of IBM’s next generation microprocessors and was the lead executive responsible for managing the company’s new fabless engineering organization.  During his 21 years at IBM, Dr. Gilbert held positions of increasing responsibility in technology, product development and manufacturing.  As Vice President, Technology Development in IBM’s Semiconductor Research and Development Center (SRDC), he led development of the company’s entire portfolio of leading-edge process technologies (65nm, 45nm, 32nm & 22nm) and served as lead executive responsible for management of IBM’s Joint Development Alliances.

Dr. Gilbert began his career at Motorola in the Advanced Products Research and Development Lab (APRDL) in Austin, Texas.

In addition to serving on the National GEM Consortium board, Dr. Gilbert also serves on the Western Theological Seminary Board of Trustees.

Finally, Dr. Gilbert received his Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.  He has been awarded 10 US patents and is the author of 23 technical papers.  He is married and has two children.