William Davidow

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
William Davidow

Name: William H. Davidow

Born: Unknown

Computer-related contributions

  • American engineer, author, marketing executive, and venture capitalist.
  • Former Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Intel Corporation (1980s).
  • Created "Operation Crush," which established the 8086 architecture as the industry standard while at Intel.
  • One of the first Silicon Valley venture capitalists.

Significant publications

  • Overconnected: The Promise and Threat of the Internet (2011).
  • The Virtual Corporation: Structuring and Revitalizing the Corporation for the 21st Century (1993).
  • Total Customer Service: The Ultimate Weapon.
  • Marketing High Technology (1986).


"Head-on assaults against entrenched competitors are usually suicidal."