2004 – Worldwide Growth

Researcher at a panda reserve in China use an Intel® architecture-based wireless computing network to chronicle the animals’ activities and share data, images, and video with colleagues around the world.

Growth in 2004 occurred across a wide spectrum of market segments in both emerging markets and established economies. Unit sales of our processors designed for the mobile computing market segment were up more than 35 percent compared to 2003.

We drive the development of technology platforms to meet the needs of customers in varying market segments. With each platform, we deliver a full set of technology ingredients, such as processors, chipsets, communication chips, embedded software, and other tools, optimized to work together. Early in 2005, we announced a broad company reorganization that reflects our platform orientation, with product groups specifically addressing growth opportunities in the mobility, digital enterprise, healthcare, and digital home market segments.

Our product development efforts focus on bringing benefits to end users beyond higher speed—features such as improved computing security, power management, multitasking, and manageability. Key to this strategy is multi-core architectures, which include two or more processor cores on a single chip. Multi-core architectures can, over time, allow us to improve the price/performance per watt of power consumed, while reducing the heat and power issues typically associated with smaller transistor sizes and higher frequencies.

We have a number of programs designed to help enable a worldwide computing ecosystem, with particular focus on emerging markets. Our comprehensive approach includes training, software development tools, hardware platform planning, and other services that make it easier for customers worldwide to design solutions based on Intel architecture. We are working with governments in several countries on programs aimed at increasing PC and Internet literacy, and making computing more accessible to larger segments of the population.

Read the full 2004 Intel Annual Report.