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#52 in FORTUNE 500 (June 2015)
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#52 in FORTUNE 1000 (June 2015)
Intel has followed the law -- Moore’s Law, that is -- to the top spot in manufacturing and selling semiconductors. Company co-founder Gordon Moore determined in 1965 (making 2015 the 50th anniversary of the law) that microprocessors would regularly get more powerful, smaller, and less expensive. Intel has followed that formula to grab about 80% of the market share for microprocessors that go into desktop and notebook computers, smartphones, tablets, and computer servers. The company also makes embedded semiconductors for the industrial, medical, and in-vehicle infotainment markets. The company’s technology roadmap calls for releasing a new Core processor and a Xeon processor every two years. Most computer makers use Intel processors. In late 2015 Intel bought chipmaker Altera for $16.7 billion.