Intel: Brief History
Founded in1968 by Robert N. Noyce &
Initially dedicated to production of memory
In 1971 developed the first microprocessor
chip, labeled as 4004
Then it came up with more powerful
processors like 8008 and 8080 in 1972 &
Played an important role in initiating the
Personal Computer era.
Aggressive licensing policy in initial 1980’s
The court’s verdict was not in the favor of
Company and thus it could no more carry
forward the original “386” as its identity to
which customers related.
Cheaper and faster clones developed by
Realized that continued innovation and
smaller time to market was best to fight
Came up with better and faster processor
The customers did not realize the importance
of processor and Intel brand was not known.
Word Processing did not required such
complex processors provided by Intel.
The manufacturing unit of Intel could not
match the increased demands in processors.
The existing architecture of PC was a problem
to growing complexity of processors.
Came up with the campaign Intel Inside to inform
its customers that they were using processor
made by Intel.
Directed the PC industry towards more advanced
computational needs such as multimedia.
Created Intel Architecture Laboratories.
Came up with RISC architecture over CISC
In 1997 Intel reduced its price by 50% to reduce
their inventory and make road for newer