We are the world's largest semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue. We develop advanced integrated digital technology, primarily integrated circuits, for industries such as computing and communications. Integrated circuits are semiconductor chips etched with interconnected electronic switches. We also develop computing platforms, which we define as integrated hardware and software computing technologies that are designed to provide an optimized solution. Our goal is to be the preeminent computing solutions company that powers the worldwide digital economy. We are transforming from a company with a primary focus on the design and manufacture of semiconductor chips for PCs and servers to a computing company that delivers complete solutions in the form of hardware and software platforms and supporting services.
We were incorporated in California in 1968 and reincorporated in Delaware in 1989.
Our operating groups are comprised of the following:
- PC Client Group: Delivering microprocessors and related chipsets and motherboards designed for the notebook and desktop (including high-end enthusiast PCs) market segments; and wireless connectivity products.
- Data Center Group: Delivering microprocessors and related chipsets and motherboards designed for the server, workstation, and storage computing market segments; and wired network connectivity products.
- Other Intel Architecture Group consist of the following:
- Intel Mobile Communications: Delivering mobile phone components such as baseband processors, radio frequency transceivers, and power management chips.
- Embedded and Communications Group: Delivering microprocessors and related chipsets for embedded applications.
- Netbook and Tablet Group: Delivering microprocessors and related chipsets for the netbook and tablet market segments.
- Digital Home Group: Delivering Intel architecture-based products for next-generation consumer electronics devices.
- Ultra-Mobility Group: Delivering low-power Intel architecture-based products in the next-generation handheld market segment.
- Software and Services Group consists of the following:
- McAfee: A wholly owned subsidiary delivering software products for endpoint security, system security, consumer security, network security, and risk and compliance.
- Wind River Software Group: A wholly owned subsidiary delivering device software optimization products to the embedded and handheld market segments, serving a variety of hardware architectures.
- Software and Services Group: Delivering software products and services that promote Intel Architecture as the platform of choice for software development.
- All Other consists of the following:
- Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group: Delivering advanced NAND flash memory products for use in a variety of devices.
- Corporate: Revenue, expenses and charges such as:
- A portion of profit-dependent compensation and other expenses not allocated to the operating groups.
- Divested businesses and results of seed businesses that support our initiatives.
- Acquisition-related costs, including amortization and any impairment of acquisition-related intangibles and goodwill.
We design and manufacture computing and communications components, such as microprocessors, chipsets, motherboards, and wireless and wired connectivity products, as well as platforms that incorporate these components. We strive to optimize the overall performance improvements of our products by balancing increased performance capabilities with improved energy efficiency. Increased performance can include faster processing performance and other improved capabilities, such as multithreading and multitasking. Performance can also be improved through enhanced connectivity, storage, security, manageability, utilization, reliability, ease of use, and interoperability among devices. Improved energy efficiency is achieved by lowering power consumption in relation to performance capabilities, which may extend utilization time for battery-powered form factors and reduce system heat output, thereby providing power savings and reducing the total cost of ownership.
We offer products at various levels of integration, to allow our customers flexibility in creating computing and communications systems. The substantial majority of our revenue is from the sale of microprocessors and chipsets.