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#14 Intel

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With its single-chip cloud computer (SCC), Intel is rethinking the way users interact with PCs. "It's like a concept car," says Sean Koehl, a technology evangelist at Intel Labs. "We said, 'In five years, what will we want from a chip? Let's build it now.' " With 48 Intel processing cores -- the most ever on a single chip -- the SCC's power can dramatically decrease the number of machines needed to create cloud data centers. Koehl expects that the SCC will lead to even more fantastic breakthroughs: maybe a machine to detect user behavior, facial expressions, and moods; or computer-enabled brain-wave communication, meaning we could just think words and they would magically appear on-screen.

WHEN
FOUNDED

1968
HEADQUARTERS
Santa Clara, CA
CEO
Paul Otellini
NUMBER OF
EMPLOYEES

83,900

Intel

total revenues for most recent fiscal year
$35.1 Billion

what the company is most famous for
Continually being the leader in processor technologies.

why it's innovative
For creating a concept "single chip cloud computer" that has the potential to change the way we interact with PCs.

web
http://www.intel.com

blog
http://blogs.intel.com/

facebook
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twitter
http://twitter.com/intel

YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/intel

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