Innovating in Texas
Intel’s site in Austin, Texas, is home to a research and development team focused on the design of System on a Chip (SoC) and microprocessor components. Intel Texas is the birthplace of the Intel® Atom™ processors and SoCs, an ultra-low-power device that is bringing Intel® architecture to an expanding variety of smartphones, tablets, netbook, embedded applications, and communications devices.
Intel has approximately 1,000 employees at its Austin site, including more than 100 people who participate in an internship program through the University of Texas.
Intel in the Community
Intel is committed to improving K-12 science and math education, enabling teachers to use technology effectively in their classrooms, broadening access to technology, and encouraging women and minorities to enter technical careers. The company supports state and local organizations and programs aimed at improving math, science, engineering, and technology curriculum, including the Texas Engineering and Technical Consortium (TETC), the Central Texas Technology & Education Executive Council (TEEC), Austin Partners in Education (APIE), the Austin Independent School District (AISD) Science Fair, and Mathworks.
Intel has contributed $3 million to support Texas schools and teachers participating in the Intel® Teach Program, a worldwide professional development program aimed at helping teachers to integrate technology into their instruction to enhance student learning. Since 2000, when the program began, 28,500 Texas teachers have completed the 40-hour Intel Teach program, more than in any other state.
In 2011, more than 40 percent of Intel’s Texas employees volunteered for their communities, resulting in thousands of dollars in Intel Foundation grants to local schools and nonprofit organizations through the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program.