Intel - Critical Resources – Case Study Example

INTEL Case Study INTEL has brought many assets to the information technology industry. INTEL is perhaps most historically remembers for its role in producing mainframes for government, business and medical data warehousing, but there are a number of advances for which INTEL is responsible. In the memory market, INTEL introduced the first DRAM device during 1970. Furthermore, INTEL went on to introduce EPROM, another memory technology. Recently, INTEL has invested in Flash memory, small devices that hold lots of data which are use mainly with devices that require memory to be sustained even while the device is off. As if that were not enough, INTEL invented the first microprocessor in 1971. It has been the crux of computing ever since. That device was the mother of the 8080 series microprocessors, including the famed 8086 and 8088 of the IBM PC and compatibles. INTEL worked to establish tooling and standards for other companies to mass produce compatibility across industry specifications. This open architecture has helped the industry develop design win over closed architecture proprietary endeavors. Not to be left out of the internet revolution, INTEL produces of Xeon server series and XScale, a convergent technology between cellular and internet technology. Plus, INTEL drove the impetus toward Wi-Fi. One of INTEL’s major assets is its ability to deal with failure. INTEL’s success will be marked by seamless operations between communications and PC groups. It is not only INTEL’s research and development that has made it an industry leader but also its market behavior has made it an indispensible asset to the market.