Intel employs more than 102 thousand people worldwide and generated more than 60 billion U.S. dollars in global annual revenue in 2017. The company is a major player in the global semiconductor market with a market share of around 15 percent over the past ten years. Samsung Electronics, Sk Hynix, Micron Technology, Qualcomm, Broadcom, Texas Instruments and Toshiba are amongst Intel’s main competitors in the semiconductor industry. The majority of Intel's revenue stems from four countries: China, the United States, Singapore, and Taiwan, with approximately 10 percent coming from the rest of the world.
Intel's annual research and development expenditure has steadily increased and more than doubled over the past ten years - from around 5.7 billion U.S. dollars in 2007 to more than 13 billion U.S. dollars in 2017. The company also reported more than seven billion U.S. dollars in marketing, general and administrative expenses for 2017.