This 8-page paper focuses on Intel, providing a SWOT, PEST and Five Forces Analysis of the microprocessor manufacturer. Also included are recommendations for the company. Bibliography lists 4 soures.
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(which is installed in approximately four-fifths of all new PCs), Intel also makes flash memories ( #1 globally) and embedded semiconductors for the communications and industrial equipment markets. Most computer
makers use Intel processors; Dell is Intels largest customer. In 1968 three engineers created Intel in Mountain View, California, to develop technology
for silicon-based chips. Intel is a contraction of "integrated electronics." Intel initially provided computer memory chips such as DRAMs (1970) and EPROMs (1971). These chips success funded the microprocessor designs
that revolutionized the electronics industry. When Intels 8088 chip was chosen for IBMs PC in 1981, Intel secured its place as the microcomputer standard-setter.
Cutthroat pricing by Japanese competitors forced Intel out of the DRAM market in 1985; in a breathtaking strategy shift that has become the subject of countless business school
case studies, the company refocused on microprocessors. The rest, as they say, his history, as Intel has continued to carve out its niche. These days, "Intel Inside" is a very
prominent slogan and one seen on many PCs. PEST Analysis Political. While Intel has not run into problems with government regulations,
there have been plenty of legal problems besetting the company, mostly from rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) (Hoovers Company Profiles, 2003). Although Intel licensed its 286 chip technology to AMD
and others to create an industry standard, AMDs escalating market share forced Intel to protect its 386 and 486 technologies (Hoovers Company Profiles, 2003). AMD sued for breach of contract,
a suit settled during the mid-1990s (Hoovers Company Profiles, 2003). AMD got the code license, while Intel won $58 million in damages (Hoovers Company Profiles, 2003). In addition, Intel ran