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The above graph represents the Intel operating cost and expenses by quarter, starting from fiscal Q1 1993 to Q2 2020. The company’s operating expenses include cost of sales, research and development expenses, marketing, general and administrative expenses, etc. Intel’s cost of sales in Q2 2020 amounted to $9,221 million, representing 46.7% of the company’s total revenue.
|Source||Intel Quarterly reports, SEC Filings|
|Note||Intel fiscal year starts from January 1st|
During the second quarter of 2020, Intel spent about 17% of its total revenue on research and development activities, amounting to $3,354 million. The company reported a small 2.4% YoY decline in its Q2 2020 R&D expenses.
Intel marketing, general and administrative expenses declined a notable 8.9% YoY, from $1,589 million in fiscal Q2 2019 to $1,447 million in fiscal Q2 2020. The decline in expenses was primarily due to the corporate spending efficiencies.
About Intel Corporation
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) is a leading manufacturer of semiconductor computer circuits. Intel was founded on July 18, 1968, by Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, with initial funding of $2.5 million. Interestingly, in just 3 years, exactly on October 13, 1971, Intel went for an initial public offering (IPO), raising $6.8 million ($23.50 per share). Intel and its compatible chips are now found in every desktop and laptop except Apple products.
The company’s three largest customers, Dell Inc., Lenovo Group Limited and HP Inc., accounted for nearly 40% of the total revenue as of 2018.
Intel is ranked #43 in the list of 2019 Fortune 500 companies, up from #46 in 2018.
Intel has always been open to having new mergers and acquiring new projects, the latest being OmniTek (2019) which deals with FPGA video acceleration, and most popular being McAfee (2010).
Intel recently announced its withdrawal from 5G smartphone modem business. However, the company will continue to meet current customer commitments for its existing 4G smartphone modem product line.
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