Robert L. Mansfield

bob mansfield

B.S. EE 1982
Senior Vice President of Technologies, Apple Inc.

Bob Mansfield, senior vice president of technologies at Apple Inc., has spent three decades as a leader in the computer and consumer electronics industry.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1982, Mansfield launched his career at IBM. He held a number of silicon design and design management positions at IBM, leading the design of several parts of the original IBM RS-6000 processor chipset, which became the foundation of PowerPC, an architecture created by IBM and Motorola. Shortly after the formation of PowerPC, Mansfield took over the management of IBM's Somerset Design Center in Austin. After more than 11 years at IBM, Mansfield moved with his family to the San Francisco Bay Area to join Silicon Graphics Inc. In 1997, after three years at SGI, Mansfield joined a small startup called Raycer Graphics. Apple acquired Raycer in 1999.

Mansfield has held several leadership positions at Apple. As vice president of VLSI (very large scale integration) from 1999 until 2004, he was responsible for all of the custom silicon developed at Apple, as well as the company’s relationship with Motorola and IBM on PowerPC.

In 2005, Mansfield was named leader of the Macintosh hardware group, overseeing the development of all Mac products, including the transition to Intel processors and subsequent new designs. Since 2010, Mansfield has been responsible for all Apple hardware, and he currently leads all of Apple's wireless and semiconductor teams.

Mansfield has been a member of Apple's Executive Team since 2006. He and his wife Andrea reside in Aptos, Calif., and are the proud parents of five children and three grandchildren.

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