We appreciate you taking time away from your busy schedule to learn more about our company, technologies and strategies. We promise to deliver a wealth of information. To that end, attached are links to a number of technology-related reading materials that you may wish to print out for reference.
These materials contain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Many factors could affect Intel's actual results, and variances from Intel's current expectations regarding such factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. Intel presently considers the factors set forth below in the section titled "Risk Factors" to be the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the corporation's published expectations.
Suggested Background Reading Materials
Establishing a Conflict-Free Supply Chain
"Conflict Free" Supply Chain in Democratic Republic of Congo
Intel - Sponsors of Tomorrow
Web 2.0 Summit: A Conversation with Intel CEO Paul Otellini
Intel Processor History, 45nm Hi-K Glossary, 45nm & 32nm Architecture
Intel Processor History (PDF 1.5MB)
Intel High-K metal gate glossary (PDF 42KB)
45nm-core2 whitepaper (PDF 136KB)
Intel 32nm Overview (PDF 126KB)
Solid-State Drives (SSDs)
Solid-State Drive Info Center
Tick Tock cadence-paper (PDF 109KB)
Intel® vPro™ Technology
All New 2010 Core™ VPro™ (PDF 1.8MB)
Intel® Centrino® 2 with vPro™ Technology and Intel® Core™2 Processor with vPro™ Technology (PDF 2.2MB)
EDS ROI Case Study Delphi (PDF 560KB)
Mobile Internet Devices
Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs)
Intel Consumer Electronics
Widget Channel Brief (PDF 2.5MB)
Enterprise Compute Models - Including Virtualization
The Digital Office Streaming Client WP (PDF 1.0MB)
Quadcore for Enterprise Computing (PDF 637KB)
Step towards low-energy, lightning performance in financial services
Intel Ranks #1 in Semiconductor Patents
Product & Code Name Reference Guide
The above statements and any others in this document that refer to plans and expectations for the second quarter, the year and the future are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should" and their variations identify forward-looking statements. Statements that refer to or are based on projections, uncertain events or assumptions also identify forward-looking statements. Many factors could affect Intel's actual results, and variances from Intel's current expectations regarding such factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. Intel presently considers the following to be the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the company's expectations.
- Demand could be different from Intel's expectations due to factors including changes in business and economic conditions; customer acceptance of Intel's and competitors' products; supply constraints and other disruptions affecting customers; changes in customer order patterns including order cancellations; and changes in the level of inventory at customers. Uncertainty in global economic and financial conditions poses a risk that consumers and businesses may defer purchases in response to negative financial events, which could negatively affect product demand and other related matters.
- Intel operates in intensely competitive industries that are characterized by a high percentage of costs that are fixed or difficult to reduce in the short term and product demand that is highly variable and difficult to forecast. Revenue and the gross margin percentage are affected by the timing of Intel product introductions and the demand for and market acceptance of Intel's products; actions taken by Intel's competitors, including product offerings and introductions, marketing programs and pricing pressures and Intel's response to such actions; and Intel's ability to respond quickly to technological developments and to incorporate new features into its products.
- The gross margin percentage could vary significantly from expectations based on capacity utilization; variations in inventory valuation, including variations related to the timing of qualifying products for sale; changes in revenue levels; segment product mix; the timing and execution of the manufacturing ramp and associated costs; start-up costs; excess or obsolete inventory; changes in unit costs; defects or disruptions in the supply of materials or resources; product manufacturing quality/yields; and impairments of long-lived assets, including manufacturing, assembly/test and intangible assets.
- The tax rate expectation is based on current tax law and current expected income. The tax rate may be affected by the jurisdictions in which profits are determined to be earned and taxed; changes in the estimates of credits, benefits and deductions; the resolution of issues arising from tax audits with various tax authorities, including payment of interest and penalties; and the ability to realize deferred tax assets.
- Gains or losses from equity securities and interest and other could vary from expectations depending on gains or losses on the sale, exchange, change in the fair value or impairments of debt and equity investments; interest rates; cash balances; and changes in fair value of derivative instruments. The majority of our marketable equity security portfolio balance is concentrated in ASML Holding, N.V, and declines in value could result in impairment charges, impacting gains or losses on equity securities.
- Intel's results could be affected by adverse economic, social, political and physical/infrastructure conditions in countries where Intel, its customers or its suppliers operate, including military conflict and other security risks, natural disasters, infrastructure disruptions, health concerns and fluctuations in currency exchange rates.
- Expenses, particularly certain marketing and compensation expenses, as well as restructuring and asset impairment charges, vary depending on the level of demand for Intel's products and the level of revenue and profits.
- Intel's results could be affected by the timing of closing of acquisitions and divestitures.
- Intel's current chief executive officer plans to retire in May 2013 and the Board of Directors is working to choose a successor. The succession and transition process may have a direct and/or indirect effect on the business and operations of the company. In connection with the appointment of the new CEO, the company will seek to retain our executive management team (some of whom are being considered for the CEO position), and keep employees focused on achieving the company's strategic goals and objectives.
- Intel's results could be affected by adverse effects associated with product defects and errata (deviations from published specifications), and by litigation or regulatory matters involving intellectual property, stockholder, consumer, antitrust, disclosure and other issues, such as the litigation and regulatory matters described in Intel's SEC reports. An unfavorable ruling could include monetary damages or an injunction prohibiting Intel from manufacturing or selling one or more products, precluding particular business practices, impacting Intel's ability to design its products, or requiring other remedies such as compulsory licensing of intellectual property.
A detailed discussion of these and other factors that could affect Intel's results is included in Intel's SEC filings, including the company's most recent Form 10-Q and report on Form 10-K.