Intel - A Company Profile Research Paper by Nicky

Intel - A Company Profile
An overview of Intel.
# 149601 | 2,548 words | 13 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper presents a company history and profile of the Intel Corporation, showing how it has progressed from being primarily a memory electronics, integrated circuit and microprocessor manufacturer to being a leader in the area of electronics platform development. First, the paper describes the how the company was founded by Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore. Then, it details how Intel expanded its microprocessor development under the leadership of various CEO's. The paper gives a detailed industry analysis of microprocessors using charts and graphs. Additionally, Intel's business strategy is examines with the help of Porter Five Forces Model. This is followed by a SWOT analysis of the company and a look at Intel's financial performance. The paper concludes with recommendations for Intel to maintain its competitive edge in the microprocessor industry.


Industry Analysis
Bargaining Power of Buyers
Bargaining Power of Suppliers
Threat of New Entrants
Competitive Rivalry
Company Analysis
Financial Analysis

From the Paper:

"Intel is one of four dominant competitors in the global semiconductor and electronic component manufacturing industry, with 5.7% market share globally and the most dominant share of design-in PC use at 82% as of July, 2009 (Edwards, Burrows, 2009). The NAICS code for this industry is 33441 and it is expected to generate global revenue of $610.4B, down 8.2% from 2008. Slowing global demand for PCs and the need to transition into media-based platforms are still acting as growth catalysts in this industry however. The global market shares for this industry for 2008 are shown in Figure 1: Market Share by Major Competitor in the global semiconductor and electronic component manufacturing industry. This is an industry in a mature phase of its product lifecycle and is also marked by extreme price competition and the need for continually launching new products with the latest technologies to stay competitive over time. The highly fragmented nature of this industry is based on the highly diverse base of customer needs and design requirements that systems, PC and specialty electronics products producers."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Business Week (2006) - Inside Intel Cliff Edwards, Business Week, New York January 9, 2006, Issue 3966, page 46. Accessed from the Internet on July 20, 2009 from location:
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  • Cliff Edwards in San Mateo, Calif.. (2005, April). INTEL'S WIMAX: LIKE WI-FI ON STEROIDS. Business Week,(3930), 42.

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