Intel supplies microprocessors for computer system manufacturers such as Acer, Lenovo, HP, and Dell. Intel also manufactures motherboard chipsets, network interface controllers and integrated circuits, flash memory, graphics chips, embedded processors and other devices related to communications and computing. Incorporated in Delaware, Intel ranked No. 45 in the 2020 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue for nearly a decade, from 2007 to 2016 fiscal years.
The company’s milestone:
-On July 18, 1968, Intel (integrated and electronics) was founded by semiconductor pioneers Gordon Moore (of Moore’s law) and Robert Noyce, and is associated with the executive leadership and vision of Andrew Grove.
– In 1969, Intel released the world’s first metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) static ram, the 1101.
– In 1970, company develops DRAM, dynamic RAM.
– In 1971, Intel introduced the now-famous world’s first single chip microprocessor (the computer on a chip)—the Intel 4004—invented by Intel engineers Federico Faggin, Ted Hoff, and Stanley Mazor.
– In 1972, Intel introduced the first 8-bit microprocessor—the 8008.
– In 1974, the Intel 8080 microprocessor was introduced with ten times the power of the 8008.
– In 1975, the 8080 microprocessor was used in one of the first consumer home computers, the Altair 8800 which was sold in kit form.
– In 1976, Intel introduced the 8748 and 8048, the first type of microcontroller i.e. a computer-on-a-chip optimized to control electronic devices.
– In 1980, the 4004 was followed by the 8080, which was chosen as the central processing unit of IBM’s first personal computer.
– In December 1982, IBM paid $250 million for a 12 percent share of Intel, giving the company not only a strong capital boost, but also strong ties to the undisputed industry leader.
– In 1989, Intel introduced the 80486, a chip Business Week heralded as ‘a veritable mainframe-on-a-chip.’ The 486 included 1.2 million transistors and the first built-in math coprocessor, and was 50 times faster than the 4004, the first microprocessor.
– In 1992, the company’s Intel Products Group introduced network, communications, and personal conferencing products for retail sale directly to PC users.
– In 1993, the fifth generation chip, the Pentium, debuts.
– In 1995 the Pentium Pro hit the market sporting 5.5 million transistors and capable of performing up to 300 MIPS. Intel next added MMX technology to its existing line of Pentium processors.
– In 1997, Time magazine named Intel CEO Andy Grove its Man of the Year.
– By mid-1999, Intel also entered the market for e-commerce services, rapidly building up the largest business-to-business e-commerce site in the world, with $1 billion per month in online sales.
– In 2000, the first Intel 1-gigahertz processor hits the market.
– In January 2006, the company announced it had designed what is believed to be the fi rst fully functional SRAM (static random access memory) chip using 45-nanometer (nm) logic technology.
– In April 2011, Intel began a pilot project with ZTE Corporation to produce smartphones using the Intel Atom processor for China’s domestic market.
-In 2013, Intel releases the next-generation lineup of desktop and mobile processors in the Core i3, i5, and i7 family – known as Haswell.
– In 2016, Intel announces withdrawal from smartphone market.
– In 2020, Intel and all its products (except the ones that were discontinued or never got a new logo) get a new logo.
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