The world's largest chip manufacturer, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Intel Corporation leads the CPU market with powerful development and manufacturing teams, a savvy marketing division and a strong management team, including Andy Grove, Chairman, and Craig Barrett, CEO. Founded in 1968 to build semiconductor memory products, Intel introduced the world's first microprocessor, in 1971. Today, Intel supplies chips, boards, systems, software, networking and communications equipment, and services that comprise the "ingredients" of computer architecture and the Internet. Intel's mission is to be the preeminent building-block supplier to the worldwide Internet economy.
The word "intel" can also be used to describe any useful information found in cyberspace. "I just received some new intel on the 2007 Microsoft Office system."