Intel Corporation is an American multinational company that designs, manufactures, and sells computer components and other related products.
The corporation was founded by Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce on 18 July 1968, in Mountain View, California, United States. Intel went public on October 13, 1971, and trades on the NASDAQ exchange under the ticker INTC.
The Company’s major products include microprocessors, chipsets, embedded processors and microcontrollers, flash memory, graphic, network and communication, systems management software, conferencing, and digital imaging products.
The firm operates through the segments of Client Computing Group (CCG), Data Center Group (DCG), Internet of Things Group (IOTG), Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group (NSG), Programmable Solutions (PSG).
Under the CCG segment designs platforms meant for notebooks, 2-in-1 systems, desktops, tablets, phones, wireless and wired connectivity products, and mobile communication components.
The DCG segment entails a workload-optimized platform designed for the enterprise, cloud, and communication infrastructure market.
The IOTG segment provides computing solutions for the retail, manufacturing, health care, energy, automotive, and government market segments.
The NSG wing constitutes NAND flash memory products used in solid-state drives. Simultaneously, the PSG segment entails programmable semiconductors meant for a broad range of markets, including communications, data center, industrial, military, and automotive.
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Key Intel milestones
On June 27, 2006, Intel reached an agreement to sell the XScale processor business to Marvell Technology Group for an estimated $600 million. The sale helped Intel focus its resources on its core x86 and server businesses.
In 2010, Intel acquired McAfee, a computer security technology manufacturer worth $7.68 billion.
In 2017, Intel became one of the biggest stakeholders in the self-driving car industry. The company partnered with Mobileye.
In October 2013, Intel joined The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), a coalition of public and private organizations that aims to make internet access affordable. The organization includes other companies like Facebook, Google, and Microsoft.
In 1992, Intel became the largest chipmaker globally by revenue and held the position until 2018. Across the 1980s, Intel ranked among the top ten sellers of semiconductors worldwide.
Intel Frequently Asked Questions
Does Intel pay dividends?
Intel typically pays dividends four times a year excluding specials. The company’s dividends are usually covered in profits and cash flow.
Has Intel stock ever split?
Intel has six splits since going public. The first split took place on October 29, 1987, on a 3 for 2 split bases.
Is there an option to purchase or reinvest dividends in Intel shares directly?
Yes. Investors can purchase or reinvest Intel dividends in its shares through Computershare.com, an Australian stock transfer company that provides corporate trust, stock transfer and employee share plan services in a number of different countries.