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Mon 18 Jun 2007, 12:00
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Reinventing a Giant

The secret of Intel's success
by Adrian Offerman

Being dependent solely on the PC processor market makes Intel vulnerable. What keeps the company at top is its commitment to R&D - even during periods when electronics revenue growth turns negative.

In 2001, when the entire industry was on its knees, Intel only slightly reduced its R&D expenses to $3.8 billion from $3.9 billion in the prior year, while jacking up capex to $7.3 billion from $6.7 billion. Since then, the company has maintained both its R&D budget and capex spending at above 10 percent of annual revenue.

EE Times gives us the numbers.

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