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 is one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies, with annual net revenues of over $62 billion in the fiscal year of 2017. Intel released its fourth quarter earnings for 2018, and reported earnings per share of $1.12 on revenue of $18.7 billion. On January 31, 2019, Intel named Robert Swan as CEO.
Here are the company's four largest individual shareholders as of January, 2019.
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) report that Bryant holds 431,512 shares of Intel directly and 3.5 million shares indirectly through a trust, as of August 1, 2018.
Brian M. Krzanich
Brian M. Krzanich served as the company's chief executive officer (CEO) from May 2013 until stepping down on June 21, 2018. Krzanich 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. Krzanich is the second-largest individual shareholder of Intel, with 253,590 shares according to his most recent filing with the SEC on May 1, 2018.
Stacy J. Smith
Stacy J. Smith was the group president of manufacturing, operations and sales for Intel until January 31, 2018. Smith 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. As of November 1, 2017, Smith held 157,419 shares of Intel.
Diane M. Bryant
Diane M. Bryant was Intel's executive vice president and general manager for their Data Center Group, but left the company due to personal reasons. Between 2008 and 2012, she served as corporate vice president and chief information officer, responsible for corporate-wide information technology solutions and services. Per a November 1, 2017 filing with the SEC, Bryant holds 110,844 shares of Intel, making her the fourth-largest individual shareholder of the company.