A9.com Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon.com Inc., named David Tennenhouse as the company’s new chief executive officer .A9.com is a subsidiary of Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) that has operated in Palo Alto since October 2003 where it researches and builds search technologies.
Tennenhouse joins A9.com from Intel Corp., where he was vice president of the corporate technology group and director of research. In addition to building Intel Research, he developed Intel’s proactive computing vision, drove several Intel Capital Investments and laid the technical ground work for its new Digital Health Group.
Before Intel, Tennenhouse was director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Technology Office. Additionally, he held positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and the Sloan School of Management.