Intel Corporation is an American multinational semiconductor chip maker corporation headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Intel is the world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip maker.
The range of computing products based on Intel® architecture is expanding beyond PCs and servers to netbooks, handhelds, consumer electronics devices, and more.
Back in 1968, two scientists, Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, founded Intel with a vision for semiconductor memory products. By 1971, they had introduced the world’s first microprocessor.
Since then, Intel has established a heritage of innovation that continues to expand the reach and promise of computing while advancing the ways people work and live worldwide.
Keep the innovation economy moving into the future.
Intel designs and manufactures advanced integrated digital technology platforms. A platform consists of a microprocessor and chipset, and may be enhanced by additional hardware, software, and services.
The company sells these platforms primarily to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), original design manufacturers (ODMs), and industrial and communications equipment manufacturers in the computing and communications industries.
These platforms are used in a wide range of applications, such as PCs (including Ultrabook™ systems), data centers, tablets, smartphones, automobiles, automated factory systems, and medical devices. The firm also develops and sells software and services primarily focused on security and technology integration.
Global headquarters: Santa Clara, California
82,500 employees worldwide (2010 data)
55 percent of employees reside in the U.S.
Paul Otellini, President and Chief Executive Officer
2011 net revenue: $54 billion
2011 earnings per share: $2.39
The Intel Foundation
Established by Intel in 1988, the Intel Foundation fosters educational opportunities and quality of life improvements for communities worldwide. By developing programs, exercising leadership, and providing funding for grants, the Intel Foundation:
Fuels innovation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)
Empowers girls and women
Inspires underserved youth
Engages with our communities
Through these efforts the Intel Foundation works to increase opportunities for all—especially girls and underrepresented populations—in STEM education and related careers.
Fostering Innovation in STEM Education - The Intel Foundation rewards excellence, promotes training, and encourages studies in STEM education. The Foundation recognizes outstanding original research projects globally through our science competitions. The Intel Science Talent Search and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair—the world's largest pre-college science fair competition—both support the nonprofit organization Society for Science & the Public.
Empowering Girls and Women - The Intel Foundation partners with industry, non-government organizations, and others to remove gender-based hurdles for education and technology, and give girls and women more opportunity to participate in the global innovative economy. As part of the Foundation’s social innovation focus, Intel partners with Ashoka Changemakers to reward innovative digital technology solutions that enable girls and women to live healthier, smarter, and more meaningful lives. Intel Corporation is the founding strategic partner for the 10x10 global action campaign for girl’s education which recently released the feature-length movie Girl Rising.
Inspiring Undeserved Youth – By gearing programs toward youth in underserved communities, the Intel Foundation provides opportunities for engaging with technology and learning life skills for those who would not otherwise have such opportunities. The Intel Computer Clubhouse Network provides a place where youth use computers and get help from mentors to pursue a project they've dreamed up. Scholarship programs, robotics competitions, community grants, and other efforts from the Intel Foundation also provide opportunities for underserved youth. The Foundation collaborates with the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science on supporting graduate education for underrepresented minorities at the master's and PhD levels. The Foundation also supports efforts by the Semiconductor Research Corporation which provide undergraduates with valuable research experience and mentoring.
Engaging with our Communities - Every year, the Intel Foundation contributes millions of dollars toward community programs, disaster relief efforts, education grants, and more. More than 40% of the company's employees are involved in the Intel Involved Volunteer Program, and together they donate thousands of hours to education, environmental programs, and other local community needs. Through the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program, the Intel Foundation gives schools and community organizations cash donations for every hour that employees volunteer. Intel employees can apply for seed grants from the Intel Foundation to get their creative volunteer initiatives off the ground. The Foundation awards grants of up to $5000 to underwrite selected employee-initiated community service projects.
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