Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Intel has come to be one of the largest and most popular semiconductor chipmakers around. Intel has plenty of semiconductor products available that include, microprocessors, chipsets, motherboards, flash memory and both wired and wireless connectivity products.
Intel’s products are components highly essential to computers, servers, smartphone, networking and communications products, and tablets. The company also has software specializing on security and technology integration.
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Facts about Intel
• Intel was founded in 1968 by two men: physicist Robert Noyce and chemist Gordon Moore. The two previously worked at Fairchild Semiconductor before starting Intel.
• Intel’s first name, “Moor Noyce”, was discarded. It was allegedly because it sounded very much like “more noise”.
• Intel’s revenue in their first year of operation was $2,672. That is around $17449 today.
• Along with Microsoft and IBM, Intel helped with the creation of the first personal computer in 1981.
• Moore is known for donating millions to environmental and educational causes.
• Noyce has mentored many upstarting tech personalities, including Apple’s co-founder, Steve Jobs.
• The company’s first ever success is with their 4004 microprocessor, a very small chip which had the same computing power as the ENIAC.
The company is comprised of several divisions: Client Computing Group, Data Center Group, Internet of Things Group, Software and Services Group and other groups. In the year 2015, the company in total generated revenue of $55.4 billion.
Client Computing Group
This division accounts for $32.2 billion or 58.2 percent of the total generated revenue of the company. The Client Computing Group includes platforms designed for notebooks, 2-in-1 systems, desktops, tablets and smartphones. It also has communication components and products for wired and wireless connectivity.
Data Server Group
This division is responsible for server, network and storage platforms. It accounts for $16 billion or 28.9 percent of the company’s total revenue.
Internet of Things Group
This division generated $2.3 billion or 3.9 percent of the company’s total revenue in 2015. The Internet of Things Group includes platforms designed for embedded market segments.
Software Services Group
This division is responsible for security related products like the McAfee and software that endorse Intel architecture as a favored platform for software development. This division accounts for $2.2 billion or 3.9 percent of the total revenue of the company.
This makes up the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group and New Devices Group accounting for $2.7 billion or 4.9 percent of the total revenue of the company.