Andy Bechtolsheim

Computer Scientist

1955 –


Who is Andy Bechtolsheim?

Andy Bechtolsheim, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, Inc. and employee

number one, returns to Sun as Chief Architect and Senior Vice

President, Network Systems organization and is also a member of Sun's

executive management team. In his new role,Bechtolsheim will drive the

rapid productization of next generation network server technologies.Bechtolsheim

brings with him over 25 years of Network Computing knowledge and

expertise. He was a co-founder of Sun Microsystems where he held a

variety of roles including Vice President of Technology and Chief

Architect of Sun's highly successful workstation product line. He

invented the "Stanford University Network workstation" that eventually

became the Sun-1 Workstation and was instrumental in launching other

successful Sun products, including the SparcStation 1.Bechtolsheim

left Sun in 1995 to found Granite Systems, a Gigabit Ethernet start-up

company, that was acquired by Cisco Systems in 1996. Andy became Vice

President of Engineering and later Vice President General Manager of

Cisco's Gigabit Systems business which developed the Catalyst 4000

family, the industry's highest volume modular Ethernet switching

platform.Bechtolsheim returns to Sun via the Kealia, Inc.

acquisition, a company which he co-founded to develop advanced server

technology.Bechtolsheim received a MS in computer engineering

from Carnegie Mellon University in 1976 and he was a PhD student in

Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University

from1977 to 1982. He has been honored with a Fulbright scholarship, a

German National Merit Foundation scholarship, the Stanford Entrepreneur

Company of the year award, the Smithsonian Leadership Award for

Innovation and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

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Sep 30, 1955
Also known as
  • 安迪·貝托爾斯海姆
  • Germany
  • Master of Science, Carnegie Mellon University
    Computer Engineering
    ( - 1976)
  • Stanford University
  • Chief Architect and Senior Vice President, Network Systems, Sun Microsystems

on July 23, 2013


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