Intel Corporation: Resilience in the face of error and learning from strategic mistakes
- Pages: 25
- Published: June 2015
- Report Code: ML00019-015
2015 marked the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law, a famous and remarkably accurate prediction made by the co-founder of Intel about the pace of technological change. The prediction has driven research strategy and commercial success at Intel. At the same time however, Intel has made strategic mistakes; these issues as well as the new direction of the company are analyzed in this case study.
A detailed analysis of the factors affecting Intel's underlying performance.
An assessment of the strategies used by Intel to build its business.
Forward looking analysis of the potential benefits and pitfalls of the new direction of the company.
Reasons to buyWhy has Intel's share price been reasonably flat at a time when semiconductor based mobile computing devices have had dynamic growth?
What factors affect the strategic direction of a large technology company?
How much potential does the Internet of Things hold for Intel?
Table of Contents
ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD
Semiconductors as beating heart of technological change
What are semiconductors?
What are microprocessors?
Why are semiconductor devices interesting & important?
Headline results mask potential problems
Consistent top line growth and transition to Asia-Pacific complete
Market perception gives sideways share price movement
UNDERLYING ISSUES INSIDE INTEL
Downward trends in profits and margins
Profits on long-term downward trend
Margins being squeezed over sustained period
Rising costs and limited buyers
Vertical integration both blessing and curse
Reliance on few buyers reduces flexibility
Mixed results in PC and data center segments
PC processors starting to suffer in flat duopolistic market
Data centers look set for turnaround from revenue and profit mismatch
WIDESPREAD IMPACT OF SHIFTING DEMAND
Missed opportunities and learning from mistakes
Failure in mobiles and tablets lingering nightmare for Intel
Blinded by relentless pursuit of Moore's law and choosing wrong competition
Ready to be smart and connected in the cloud
Opening one eye whilst closing the other?
Technological advance still vital to the industry
Never too big to make mistakes, never too big to change
Ask the analyst
List of Tables
List of Figures