Profile: Intel Corp (INTC.OQ)
8 Dec 2017
Intel Corporation, incorporated on March 1, 1989, is engaged in designing and manufacturing products and technologies, such as the cloud. The Company's segments are Client Computing Group (CCG), Data Center Group (DCG), Internet of Things Group (IOTG), Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group (NSG), Intel Security Group (ISecG), Programmable Solutions Group (PSG), All Other and New Technology Group (NTG). The Company delivers computer, networking and communications platforms to a set of customers, including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), original design manufacturers (ODMs), cloud and communications service providers, as well as industrial, communications and automotive equipment manufacturers. It offers platforms to integrate various components and technologies, including a microprocessor and chipset, a stand-alone System-on-Chip (SoC), or a multichip package. Its platforms are managed by additional hardware, software and services offered by Intel.
The Company had offered microprocessors with one or multiple processor cores, as of December 31, 2016. Multi-core microprocessors managed the performance by distributing computing tasks through two or more cores, as of December 31, 2016. In addition, many of its processor families integrate graphics functionality onto the processor die. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had released seventh generation Intel Core processor, as well as Intel Xeon processor E5 v4 family. It offers and develops SoC and multichip packaging products that integrate its central processing units (CPUs) with other system components, such as graphics, audio, imaging, communication and connectivity, and video, onto a single product. It offers a range of platforms based on the microprocessors, such as Intel Quark Processor, Intel Atom Processor, Intel Pentium Processor, Intel Celeron Processor, Intel Core m3 Processor, Intel Core i Processor, Intel Xeon Processor, Intel Xeon Phi Processor and Intel Itanium Processor.
Client Computing Group
The CCG operating segment is responsible for all aspects of the client computing continuum, which includes platforms that integrates in notebook, two in one systems, desktop computers for consumers and businesses, tablets, and phones. These platforms are managed by features, such as Intel vPro technology, a solution designed for managing security, and business and consumer user experiences. In addition, CCG offers home gateway products and set-top box components, and focuses on a range of wireless connectivity options that combine Intel Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) technology with its cellular mobile communication technologies. The Company has a range of wired solutions, such as Thunderbolt technology and client Ethernet solutions. As of December 31, 2016, its seventh generation Intel Core processor family was used for notebooks and desktops. As of December 31, 2016, these processors used 14 nanometer (nm) transistors and its Tri-Gate transistor technology.
Data Center Group
The Company's DCG segment includes workload-optimization platforms and related products designed for enterprise, cloud, and communication infrastructure market segments. The DCG segment offers platforms designed to manage performance for all server, network, and storage applications. The Company's Intel Xeon processor E5 v4 family, clouds and delivers performance for server, network, and storage workloads. Its Intel Xeon processor E7 v4 family, targeted at platforms requiring four or more CPUs, as of December 31, 2016. Its Intel Xeon Phi product family with up to 72 high-performance Intel processor cores, integrated memory and fabric, and a common software programming model with Intel Xeon processors, as of December 31, 2016. The Intel Xeon Phi product family is designed for parallel compute and memory bandwidth-intensive workloads. Intel Xeon Phi processors are positioned to raise the performance of supercomputers, enabling trillions of calculations per second, and to address data analytics and artificial intelligence solutions.
Internet of Things Group
The IOTG segment includes platforms designed for Internet of Things market segments, including retail, transportation, industrial, video, buildings and cities, along with a range of other market segments. The IOTG focuses on an end-to-end manageable architecture that captures actionable information resulting from connected things. The Company's platforms include SoFIA 3G-R SoC, the IOTG product with an integrated modem and connectivity; Next-generation Intel Atom processor family, and seventh generation Intel Core processor family.
Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group
The NSG operating segment offers NAND flash memory primarily used in solid-state drives. The Company's NAND flash memory products are manufactured by IM Flash Technologies, LLC (IMFT) and Micron. The Company's three-dimensional (3D) NAND products are manufactured in its Dalian, China fabrication facility utilizing 16nm process technology. It focuses on developing 3D XPoint technology, which combines the performance, density, power and non-volatility, of existing NAND with conventional memories, such as dynamic random access memory (DRAM).
Intel Security Group
The ISG segment includes security software products designed to deliver solutions that secure computers, mobile devices, and networks throughout the world. The ISecG segment offers McAfee software security products. These products are designed for the protection of consumers, small businesses, and enterprise market segment customers. It offers next generation of converged endpoint suites, which include cloud-based workloads.
Programmable Solutions Group
The PSG segment includes programmable semiconductors (primarily field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs)) and related products for a range of market segments, including communications, data center, industrial, military and automotive. The PSG segment offers Altera products and consists of FPGAs, including SoC FPGAs, which integrates hard embedded processor cores and complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs) for a range of market segments. FPGAs and CPLDs are semiconductor integrated circuits, or chips, that its customers program to desired logic and processing functions in their electronic systems. PSG offers the Intel Stratix 10 FPGA product.
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