James A (Jim) Kahle  James A (Jim) Kahle photo         

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Austin, TX, USA




Jim Kahle is a graduate of Rice University, and for more than 35 years at IBM he has held numerous managerial and technical positions.  He is a renowned expert in the microprocessor industry, achieving the distinction of IBM Fellow, and currently is the CTO and Chief Architect for Converged Cognitive Systems. Previously he was Chief Technical lead for Power 7.  Before that, Jim led the Collaborative design for Cell which was a partnership with IBM, Sony and Toshiba.  He was also Chief Architect of the Power4 core used in IBM servers and Apple's G5.  He was project manager for the PowerPC 603 series that are used in Apple Laptops and Nintendo game cubes.  Jim has been involved in designs using the Power architecture since its conception.  He combines broad processor knowledge with an ability to lead high performance teams and to drive deep client relationships in order to understand future system requirements, achieving breakthrough innovations in system and chip design.

My business unit is Research
My Marketing Team is US IMT
My Ops Team is North America

I joined the Academy of Technology in 2002.

Processor Architecture Multi Company Partnerships Chip Design PowerPC Architecture BPA Broadband Processor Architecture (Cell) Game Console Data Centric Systems

Some projects I have worked on: CORAL system Architecture, Data Centric Systems, Power7 Cell Broadband (STI) Design Center Power4 (Regetta) PowerPC chips 6xx, 7xx Somerset Design Center Power I & II (RIOS) ROMP Processor (RT PC)

I hold the following titles and positions:

  • IBM Fellow
  • IBM Master Inventor

I am involved with the following affiliates:

  • Austin TVC

My areas of expertise and proficiencies are:

  • Complex-System-Integration, Able to speak authoritatively
  • Power-Systems, Able to speak authoritatively

My job roles and skills include:

  • Executive
    • Research