Interesting Facts About Intel
Intel is a synonym for computer processors. Computers with these processors are quick and expensive. Many people say that if you use a computer for work, you must have an Intel processor. Because of this, all computers used in the world have their processors. Now, Intel is much more than just a processor manufacturer.
• The name comes from a combination of two words, INTegrated circuits and Electronics. Today, Intel is known in the whole world. A hotel chain had to pay $15.000 so they can use this name.
• Intel was founded in 1968 by chemist Gordon Moore and physicist Robert Noyce. Both of them worked at the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory.
• The Intel Inside badge is one of the most popular in the world. It is responsible why Intel is so popular today.
• Intel was one of the first companies to use the cubicle system. Even today, Paul Otellini, CEO, doesn’t have a personal office. He uses the cubicle system.
• Intel has a museum. It is visited by 80.000 people each year.
• The special room, where chips are made has no dust. It is cleaner than a hospital room.
• Since 1991, Intel has invested more than $9 billion in more than 1000 smaller companies.
• Intel has a value of $54 billion.
• The first microprocessor made by Intel was a 4 bit CPU with 2300 transistors. The latest microprocessor has more than a billion transistors.
• In 1976 Intel launched the iSBC 80/10, a single board computer.
• Intel has 107,600 employees across the whole world. 55% of them live in the United States.
• In 2009 Intel was the 23th most powerful brand in the world.