#AtoZ 1968 – “I” is for Intel

“You’re going to get a concept that maybe this really is one world and why the hell can’t we learn to live together like decent people.” ~ Astronaut Frank Borman, on seeing the entire earth from outer space as he and the crew of the Apollo 8 returned from orbiting the moon.

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Intel Corporation is an American technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in Silicon Valley. At present, it is the world’s second largest semiconductor chip maker (Samsung is first). Intel is the inventor of the microprocessors found in most personal computers. Intel supplies processors for Apple, Lenovo, HP, and Dell, and they manufacture devices related to communications and computing.

Intel Corporation was founded in July 1968, by semiconductor pioneers Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore. The company’s name was conceived by combining the “int” of integrated and “el” of electronics. The total initial investment in Intel was $2.5 million convertible debentures and $10,000 from Rock. Two years later, Intel became a public company and raised $6.8 million from an initial public offering.

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Here’s the #50 song from Billboard’s Year-End Top 100 Singles of 1968

“Jumpin’ Jack Flash” by The Rolling Stones

7 thoughts on “#AtoZ 1968 – “I” is for Intel

  1. Hi Martha – great to read about Intel and a little of its back history … now wish I had stock in it!! Cheers Hilary


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