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How This Tech Giant Fills Its Coffers

This video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst Austin Smith discusses topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Austin takes a closer look at microprocessor titan Intel (Nasdaq: INTC  ) . The lion's share of its revenue came from its PC client group. The first thing that stands out about this company is its massive size compared to the other competitors in this space. Intel has four-fifths of the microprocessor market share, and dwarfs other manufacturers like Arm Holdings (Nasdaq: ARMH  ) and AMD (NYSE: AMD  ) . Intel also has recognized its late entrance to the mobile chip game, and is driving to create products in that space with force; and, it has the cash to succeed. Intel's annual R&D budget is bigger than AMD's market cap.

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Austin Smith owns shares of Intel. The Motley Fool owns shares of Intel. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Intel. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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  • Report this Comment On April 11, 2012, at 12:40 AM, jdwelch62 wrote:

    Nice, Austin. Keep working on including those graphics in your videos...


  • Report this Comment On April 11, 2012, at 3:40 PM, sammy222 wrote:

    Why refer to ARM as a manufacturer when it doesn't manufacture anything?

  • Report this Comment On April 12, 2012, at 9:42 AM, camac007 wrote:

    Agreed, with sammy222;

    Do your research buddy! Armh does not manufacture anything. They license patents to apple and other companies.

  • Report this Comment On April 12, 2012, at 9:44 AM, camac007 wrote:

    Also I like how it says: "Austin Smith has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Intel."

    Then when I look at the stocks you own which are listed it includes Intel...

  • Report this Comment On April 14, 2012, at 3:12 PM, TMFBWItime wrote:


    Our sincerest apologies for the error, this is an automated disclosure and apparently it is not functioning as intended.

    Thank you for bringing to my attention.

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