- Academy Member Profiles
Year Inducted / Awarded: 2014
Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers
Michael Splain is Executive Vice President of the Microelectronics Group at Oracle, where he is responsible for the definition and development of all SPARC processors and chipsets, including the T3, T4, T5, M5 and M6 SPARC microprocessors. Before joining Oracle in 2010 as part of the Oracle/Sun merger, Mr. Splain was Executive Vice President of Microelectronics at Sun Microsystems, Inc., which he joined in 1988. During his career with Sun he served in various engineering roles of increasing responsibility, including Executive Vice President of Sun’s Microelectronics Group, Fellow, Sun Chief Engineer, Group Chief Technologist and Distinguished Engineer. Prior to joining Sun, Mr. Splain worked at Digital Equipment Corp., Encore Computer Corp. and Ridge Computers.