Intel designs and manufactures technologies and relevant products. Its segments include New Technology Group, Intel Security Group, Data Center Group, Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group, Internet of Things Group, and Client Computing Group. The company delivers communications, networking and computer platforms to customers. It is also known to manufacture automotive and industrial equipment. Intel further provides platforms for integration of technologies and components like a chipset, microprocessor, and SoC.
Intel was founded in 1968 by Gordon Earle Moore and Robert Norton Noyce. The headquarters are located in Santa Clara, CA. Intel currently has 106,000 employees and has a total yearly revenue of $59.38 billion. The current CEO of Intel is Brian M. Krzanich. Intel’s largest shareholder is Andy D. Bryant, who is Intel’s chairman of the board.
Intel has so far acquired a total of 90 companies. The biggest acquisition made was of Altera. The company bought it for a whopping $16.75 billion in the year 2015. Altera specialized in making field programmable gate arrays, which are basically smart chips that can be configured. After that, Intel’s biggest acquisition was Mobileye in 2017. The deal was closed at $15.3 billion. Mobileye helped Intel make its automobile systems efficient and better. McAfee was another, one of the greatest, Intel acquisitions. It was acquired at $7.68 billion. Intel’s purpose behind this acquisition was to make its online computing safe and secure.
Infineon Technologies is known as the fourth biggest Intel acquisition. It was bought for $1.4 billion, eleven days after the purchase of McAfee. Infineon was making chips for mobile phones in 2010. So, there wasn’t any better time to acquire it. Giga was the fifth largest of the many Intel acquisitions. It was bought in the year 2000 for $1.25 Billion. This acquisition helped Intel improvise its internet systems.
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