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1968 Intel Corporation was founded by semiconductor pioneers Robert Noyce & Gordon Moore (of Moore's law), with the leadership and vision of Andrew Grove.

Moore's Law: States simply that processor speeds, or overall processing power for computers will double every two years. -Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel in 1965

Co-founder Robert Noyce was a key inventor of the integrated circuit. (Microchip)

The company's name was conceived as a blend of the words "integrated" and "Electronics."

1971 Intel creates the world's first commercial microprocessor chip, yet it is not until the success of the PC that this became its primary business.

1990's Intel invested heavily in new microprocessor designs fostering the rapid growth of the computer industry.

2005 CEO Paul Otellini reorganized the company to refocus its core processor and chipset business on platforms. (enterprise, digital home, digital health, and mobility)

Intel Inside, Intel's 1991 marketing campaign, the idea of "ingredient branding," has become synonymous with Intel itself.

Intel is one of the biggest stakeholders in the self-driving car industry, having joined the race mid 2017 after joining forces with Mobileye.

Intel's silicon chips are mad in cleanrooms that are 3 times the size of a football stadium and 1000 times cleaner than a hospital.

Technicians must wear a 'bunny suit' to enter a cleanroom. this keeps contaminants such as human hair off of the product.


Intel INTC takes the spotlight after the bell when it reports earnings on January 24. The PC and server CPU giant is expected to report revenue of $19.02 billion (up 12% annually) and non-GAAP EPS of $1.22.

Here's what TheStreet's Eric Jhonsa is watching: 

1. Server CPU Sales Trends -- Particularly for Cloud Customers

2. PC CPU Sales Expectations

3. The Capital Spending Budget

4. Non-Volatile Memory Sales

5. IoT and Programmable Chip Sales

Now take a trip Behind the Label: 

Did you know that Intel is one of the biggest stakeholders in the self-driving car industry? Or that the it was founded by two semiconductor pioneers? Have you ever wondered how the name Intel came about? For more on the company's heritage and history watch this video from TheStreet's Behind the Label series.

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