Innovating in Colorado
Intel Colorado has approximately 400 employees in two locations: Fort Collins and Longmont. At the Fort Collins Design Center (FCDC), established in 2005, engineers design and deliver high-performance Intel® Itanium® microprocessors that are used in enterprise-class servers and high-performance technical computing. FCDC operations range from micro-architectural definition through logic design, circuit design, layout, and validation. Employees at Intel’s Longmont campus focus on firmware for solid-state disk drives.
Intel invested $282,000 in education programs in Colorado in 2013 through grants and donations, including K-12 engineering and math initiatives, science fairs, and LEGO Robotics events. An Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) affiliate state science fair, held annually in Fort Collins, engages Colorado students in original research, inspiring them to become the next generation of innovators.
The company’s Matching Gifts to Education Program, through which the Intel Foundation matches employee donations to schools and universities, resulted in additional contribution to schools and universities in Colorado in 2013.
Intel in the Community
Intel’s Colorado employees reported volunteering 7,500 hours at local schools and nonprofit organizations in 2013. Through the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program (IIMGP), the Intel Foundation extends the impact of employees’ volunteerism by donating cash to each qualified nonprofit and school where Intel employees and retirees volunteer 20 hours or more in a year.
Throughout the year, Intel volunteers supported the High Plains Environmental Center, Habitat for Humanity, robotics competitions, blood drives, food drives, school supplies drive, Adopt-A-Senior and more.
Intel employees and retirees in Colorado also contribute generously to the Intel Community Giving Campaign, held annually in association with the United Way. Through this campaign, employees and retirees generated $718,000 in contributions to local non-profit organizations through United Way of the Columbia-Willamette. The Intel Foundation provides an additional contribution in the U.S.