Investment and Innovation
Intel has approximately 12,500 employees in California at two major sites in Santa Clara and Folsom. Additional research and development sites are located in Irvine and San Diego, with a specific focus on innovative areas such as mobile computing, security, graphics, and cloud computing.
Santa Clara is home to Intel’s corporate headquarters and the flagship Intel Museum, which showcases more than 40 years of Intel innovations. The Santa Clara site is involved in engineering, design, research and development, and software engineering, and houses several corporate organizations, including sales and marketing, legal, supply network, and human resources. With more than 6,200 employees, Intel is the largest employer in Santa Clara.
The Folsom site is a center of excellence for graphics, chipsets and solid state drives, delivering innovative technology and support for phones, tablets, and client platforms. Intel is Folsom’s largest private-sector employer with over 6,200 employees, and is one of the Sacramento region's top 5 private employers.
Intel in the Community
During the last five years, Intel has contributed approximately $65 million to educational institutions and non-profit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento region. Intel focuses much of its corporate philanthropy on improving math, science, and engineering education.
Intel’s California employees volunteered a record 336,000 hours in 2014, generating more than $2.6 million in matching grants from the Intel Foundation for schools and non-profit organizations across the state. The Sacramento Business Journal ranked Intel Involved the #1 Corporate Volunteer Program in the region.
Intel employees and retirees also support the community through an annual community giving campaign in partnership with United Way. California's employee donations generated $2.29 million through the campaign, and the Intel Foundation made an additional contribution to each site's local United Way.