Intel employs more than 105 thousand people worldwide and generates around 50 billion U.S. dollars in global annual revenue. Globally, the company controls a semiconductor market share of around 15 percent and has done for some time. The majority of Intel's revenue stems from four countries: China, the United States, Singapore, and Taiwan, with approximately 20 percent coming from the rest of the world. Each of those regions are a source of approximately 10 billion in revenue for the multinational company per year.
Approximately 20 percent of Inte's annual revenue goes towards research and development, an amount that exceeded 12 billion U.S. dollars in 2015 and the company spends 8 billion dollars on marketing each year. This investment appears to pay dividends, with the the company continuing to bring in healthy profits, generating 14 billion dollars in operating income in 2015, and also appearing on the list of most-loved companies worldwide in 2013. Samsung Electronics, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and Toshiba are amongst Intel’s main competitors in the semiconductor industry.