Intel was founded in 1968 by a chemist, Robert Noyce, and a physicist, Gordon Moore, both of whom had already made waves in the nascent semiconductor industry.
A stalwart in the PC world, chip maker Intel has been making noises about getting a better foothold in the mobile market. Recent acquisitions show Intel's intent on competing strongly for wireless markets, just as it has done with semiconductors, processors and chipsets over the past four decades. It wouldn't be the first time that Intel changed its whole business around. Before it switched to making processors, Intel was founded to build memory chips. Processors were just a sideline. But executives at the company realized their original plan was failing, and the processors were the chips that were actually making money. So they refocused their efforts. Now, with Intel making its intentions known in the mobile space through two big acquisitions in the course of two weeks, Channel Insider takes a look at the chipmaker's pedigree of success and its vision into the future.
This article was originally published on 2010-08-31
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