Shri Vinod Dham is an inventor, capitalist and entrepreneur. He is popularly known as father of the Pentium chip. He graduated from Delhi College of Engineering in 1971 in Electrical Engineering. Dham became interested in knowing as to what went on inside the devices. He did his MS EE in Solid State Sciences from Cincinnati in 1975. After MS, Dham went to Dayton and joined MCR. He successfully completed the Pentium project at Intel. He joined Nexgen, which was a startup that was acquired by AMD later. After helping AMD, Dham joined Silicon Spice, a startup, as Chairman, President and CEO. Dham has received numerous awards and certificates. In 1993, he was named as one of the top 25 executives in the US computer industry. He has been listed amongst the Global Indian Achievers by India Today (1st Jan). In October 2009, Dham was awarded the NRI Achievement Award at the NRI Global Summit by the NRI institute (New Delhi-based nonprofit). Dham has been profiled at the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas (2007), India Abroad, China Daily BBS and Scribd. On 22 April 2011, Dham received People Choice Award and Special Jury Award by Times of India in the category of Science and Technology.