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Intel in the World Around You

From mobility and cloud data centers to new markets and beyond

Anywhere you go, you’ll find Intel® technology connecting people, ideas, technologies, and industries. From Ultrabook™ devices to phones and other handhelds, data centers to automobiles, Intel delivers ever-increasing functionality, performance, and energy efficiency across the world of computing.

Today, over one-third of Intel’s revenue is associated with products beyond the PC, and approximately three-fourths of sales come from outside North America. As connected devices and systems continue to proliferate and expand to new users and formats, Intel is delivering on the enormous opportunities that lie ahead.

Involvement in global growth markets

Growth in global markets

Intel has been laying groundwork in emerging markets for decades, and as a result these markets have become a powerful growth driver across all of our business segments.

  • Intel brand awareness is greater than 90 percent in China, Brazil, Russia, and India.
  • After 25 years in China, Intel’s retail presence there spans 12,000 stores across more than 500 cities, and venture capital investments total USD 650 million in more than 100 local Chinese companies.
  • Intel is also already investing in newly emerging markets, such as Indonesia, which have some of the highest numbers of active internet users and growth profiles similar to those of BRIC countries.

Transistor and manufacturing leadership

Transistor and manufacturing leadership

In 2012, Intel released the first products using our revolutionary 3D tri-gate transistors, a technology that Intel developed four years ahead of the competition. After 40 years of two-dimensional integrated circuits, these new transistors drive new levels of performance and power efficiency for a range of devices.

In semiconductor manufacturing, Intel’s commitment to leading edge facilities continues to drive manufacturing advances and economies of scale that offer significant advantages over competitors.

Consider a few recent facts:

  • New tri-gate transistors deliver 50-percent lower power usage at constant performance and more than 30-percent better performance at low voltages.
  • Intel has pushed Moore’s Law for more than 40 years. Since 1971, Intel® chips have become 4,000 times faster, now consume 5,000 times less energy, and cost 50,000 times less per transistor.
  • As an integrated chipmaker, from design to manufacturing, Intel can address rising complexity and scale while delivering transistor innovations at low cost.

Innovating from the cloud to the edge

Innovating from the cloud to the edge

The ubiquity of computing and the explosion in the number of mobile devices are creating unprecedented opportunities for new technology. More than 500 million mobile phones and tablets incorporating Intel® chips have been shipped since early 2011, and Intel continues to expand its presence in the category through new partnerships with ZTE, Motorola Mobility, and others. Meanwhile, Intel’s Ultrabook™ system concept is revolutionizing the mobile personal computer. 

As the number of Internet-connected mobile devices rises, the need for infrastructure to manage, store, and interpret data grows rapidly. Intel® technology is leading this industry transformation in a number of ways:

  • By engineering more energy-efficient, cloud-ready server processors
  • By powering intelligent storage solutions to meet the rising demand for data centers and big data analytics
  • By investing in advanced networking technology, including Intel® Centrino® WiMAX and Wi-Fi products, Intel® Ethernet Switch Silicon, server adapters and more.

Fueling mobile category growth

Fueling mobile growth

Since early 2011, the number of mobile phones and tablets with Intel® chips has topped 500 million, generating USD 2 billion in revenue for Intel.

Establishing a strong presence

Establishing a strong global presence

Intel has built a solid foundation in growing markets, resulting in nearly universal brand-awareness ratings in Brazil, Russia, India, and China.

Getting better exponentially

Getting better exponentially

Since Intel introduced its first microprocessor in 1971, Intel® chips have become 4,000 times faster, now consume 5,000 times less energy, and cost 50,000 times less per transistor.

Intel's Growth Opportunities


Intel is committed to continued innovation and investment to drive its business and industry ecosystem across a range of priorities, including mobile and cloud computing, semiconductor technology, and emerging markets.

Key statistics

  • Over one-third of Intel’s revenue is associated with products beyond the PC.
  • Intel enjoys greater than 90 percent brand awareness in BRIC countries.
  • In 2012, 500 million mobile devices had Intel® communications chips inside, and a number of companies have introduced Intel® processor–based phones, including Lenovo, Orange, and Lava. Intel has also announced smartphone partnerships and design wins with ZTE and Motorola Mobility, with products expected to be introduced in the second half of this year. 
  • More than 140 new Ultrabook™ designs are underway, including approximately 40 touch-enabled designs and a number of convertibles.

Building on another record year

Intel’s 2011 revenue and earnings capped another record year for the company. For more highlights and information, visit the Intel Annual Report page.