Success – Intel
- Current Company Value: Around $137 Billion
The Intel Corporation is one of the most notable technology companies on the planet. It is also one of the most successful Silicon Valley companies or truly American companies in general. They are the world’s largest semiconductor chip manufacturer in revenue. Intel is also one of the developers of the x86 series of instruction sets found in most personal computers. Of course, they also make motherboard chipsets, network interface controllers, flash memory, graphics chips, integrated circuits, embedded processors, vehicle automation, solid-state drives (SSDs), and many other devices used in communications and computers.
You’ll see their microprocessors in most Acer, Lenovo, HP, and Dell computers. It is likely due to their heavy investment in microprocessing in the 1990s that these partnerships happened at all. Plus, it made them a go-to company for most personal computers, thus expanding the corporation. This sadly also led to major anti-competitive and anti-trust tactics with companies such as AMD and Microsoft over the direction of the PC industry. In spite of these issues, Intel has remained a major tech corporation. They even purchased several companies such as McAfee, Wind River Systems, Mobileye, Moovit, Barefoot Networks, and many more.