Intel is best known for producing the microprocessors found in many personal computers. The company also makes a range of other hardware including network cards, motherboards, and graphics chips.
Intel created the first commercial microprocessor chip in 1971, but it was not until the success of the personal computer that microprocessors became their primary business. In the 1980’s they were an early developer of SRAM and DRAM memory chip, and during the 1990s they invested heavily in new microprocessor designs and in fostering the rapid growth of the PC industry.
Co-founder Robert Noyce went to MIT in 1948 for his Ph.D. He and Gordon Moore founded Intel in 1968.