Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) was founded in 1968 by Robert Noyce and the father of Moore’s Law, Gordon Moore. Noyce and Moore left Fairchild Semiconductor to launch a new venture, NM Electronics. Several months later, they purchased the rights for the name Integrated Electronics Corporation from a company called Intelco. In 1969, they developed the Intel logo, with the "e" dropped below the other letters. Later that year, Intel introduced its first product, the 3101 random access memory (RAM) chip.

In 1974, Intel introduced the first, general-purpose microprocessor, the 8080. Intel began marketing its famous 8086 microprocessor in 1978. It was the first in the company’s successful series of x86 microprocessor chips. The first Pentium microprocessor in 1993 was five times more powerful than the i486.

Intel, based in California, is one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies, with annual net revenues of over $62 billion in the fiscal year of 2017. On July 26, 2018, Intel reported Q2 earnings with record revenues of $17.0 billion, up 15% from Q2 2017. It has market capitalization of $241.9 billion. 

Some of the company's largest individual shareholders are high-ranking company officials.

Andy D. Bryant

Andy D. Bryant joined Intel in 1981 as controller for the company’s commercial memory systems operation. After becoming chief financial officer (CFO) in 1994, he rose to chief administrative officer (CAO) in 2009. He was named a director in 2011. Since 2012, Bryant has been chairman of the board. Documents on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reveal that as of May 8, 2018, Bryant directly held 427,491 shares of Intel. 

Diane M. Bryant

Diane M. Bryant was Intel's executive vice president and general manager for their Data Center Group, and left Intel due to family reasons. Between 2008 and 2012, she served as corporate vice president and chief information officer, responsible for corporate-wide information technology solutions and services. As per the company's last proxy statement, Bryant was the second largest shareholder in the company with 315,246 shares, including 204,300 stock options.

Brian M. Krzanich

Brian M. Krzanich, the company's chief executive officer (CEO) stepped down on June 21, 2018. He has been at the helm at Intel since May 2013. He joined the company in 1982, working as a process engineer in New Mexico. After working as manufacturing manager at several Intel factories, he served as the Fab 17 plant manager, from 1997 to 2001. At the Fab 17 plant, Krzanich oversaw the integration of Digital Equipment Corporation’s semiconductor manufacturing operations into Intel’s manufacturing network. As of May 2018, the Form 4 on file with the SEC shows that Krzanich held 253,590 shares of Intel. These numbers may change as a result of his departure from the company.

Stacy J. Smith

Stacy J. Smith was the group president of manufacturing, operations and sales for Intel until January 31, 2018. He previously served as the company's executive vice president and CFO. He joined the company in 1988 and has worked for Intel in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America, holding positions in finance, information technology, sales and marketing.

Per the company's last proxy statement, filed in February 2018, Smith held 217,480 shares of Intel.


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