Intel was founded in Mountain View, California, in 1968 by Gordon E. Moore (of "Moore's law" fame), a chemist, and Robert Noyce, a physicist and co-inventor of the integrated circuit.

Pentium is a brand used for a series of x86 architecture-compatible microprocessors produced by Intel since 1993. In their form as of November 2011, Pentium processors are considered entry-level products that Intel rates as "two stars", meaning that they are above the low-end Atom and Celeron series, but below the faster Core i3, i5, i7, i9 ...

Intel Corporation è un'azienda multinazionale USA fondata nel 1968 con sede a Santa Clara ().. Produce dispositivi a semiconduttore, microprocessori, componenti di rete, chipset per motherboard (scheda madre), chip per schede video e molti altri circuiti integrati, ed è considerata una delle più importanti nel settore.

En 2005, les concurrents juste derrière Intel sont dans l'ordre le Coréen Samsung, l'Américain Texas Instruments, le Japonais Toshiba et la société franco-italienne STMicroelectronics.