Intel Corporation or Intel, as it is widely known, is a U.S. based technology company with its headquarters in Santa Clara, California. It is a multinational corporation founded by pioneers of the semiconductor, Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce on July 18th, 1968. Intel Corporation is recognized globally as the undisputed leader in the world of microprocessor chips. The company invented the x86 breed of microprocessor chips, which has been incorporated into the architecture of most personal computers (PCs) in existence.
The company’s yearly revenue places them in the position of the world's largest maker of highly valued semiconductor chips. Their processors are used in personal computers made by Dell, Samsung, Apple, HP, and Acer. In 2016, Dell took the top spot as the computer manufacturing company with the highest purchase of integrated circuits.
The products and services provided by Intel Corporation include a wide range of modern technology applications including communications. The company’s services and products are available for public contracture. Products that have been manufactured by Intel include Bluetooth chipsets, flash memory, solid state drives, central processing units (CPUs), mobile phones, amongst others.
Over time, Intel has become the major supplier of microprocessors for all PC producing companies. The company has also carved a niche for itself in the defense industry with Advanced Micro Devices (AMDs), which utilize chips that are far more capable and effective than those embedded in the common home personal computer.
The business cycle of Intel Corporation revolves around its computer manufacturing clients, server component manufacturing, production of non-volatile memory solutions, its software solutions, and creation of various semiconductors that can be used in numerous areas of application.
While Intel has remained ahead of its competitors, other companies that have been able to thrive in the in the semiconductor chips manufacturing scene are VIA Technology, Silicon Integrated Systems, Nvidia, NXP Semiconductors, and Broadcom Limited. The firm also has products in the flash memory category, with competitors like Samsung and Toshiba.
The government of the United States is one of the largest private clients of the technology company. Intel has been able to design highly sophisticated microprocessors for the U.S. government, capable of handling massive defense operations. There have also been special microprocessors created to help facilitate research and development in certain sectors like medicine.
Intel has produced a large number of processors for personal computers that have been used over the years. Some of these processors are:
The earliest of Intel’s processors, used in most rugged computers.
Mainly used in MIDs (mobile internet devices), nettops, netbooks, and embedded applications ranging from advanced robotics to health care.
The latest in Intel’s line of processors, capable of handling extremely complex processes.
Processors manufactured by Intel usually fall under the categories of 16bits, 32bits and 64bits processors. They are grouped based on the number of bits the particular integrated circuit can process at a time and at the fastest possible speed.
In line with the modern strain of programming languages, most intel processors utilize C# and C++ in their programming, whilst ADA programming language is used for specialized military microprocessors.
The programming in Intel chips is usually complex enough to cater for the diverse applications of the microprocessors, in order to complement the work to be carried out using the chips.
Processors made by Intel in the 32bits and 64bits categories have the ability to process a graphic user interface (GUI) that can be used effortlessly with computer-aided design systems like AUTO-CAD. This allows their processors to be implemented for use in a wide variety of applications.
Intel has many partnerships with university students working to develop new designs for their future semiconductors production line. They take into consideration the recent adaptations in semiconductor materials quality, new programming methods, and durability options when designing these futuristic integrated circuits. There is also a peer review journal for suggestions on ongoing projects to help gather diverse opinions on the direction of Intel’s latest innovations.
The technology involved in making Intel chips is constantly evolving, making it possible to connect more and making tasks easier and smarter. Users of personal computers with Intel chips embedded in them experience seamless operations while working, which reduces work time and increases efficiency. Research is perpetually conducted to ensure there is continued progress with products to help users work effectively.
Intel invests in advancing the inclusion of women and under-represented minorities by the year 2020 through funding, training, hiring and retention. This is in a bid to promote diversity among technologically advantaged people.
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