2008 Corporate Responsibility Report: Europe
Extending our technology leadership, we introduced the high- performance, energy-efficient Intel® Core™ i7 processor family. While the global economic climate significantly impacted our fourth-quarter financial results, we generated $10.9 billion in cash from operations in 2008, enabling us to continue to invest in innovation, even during the economic downturn. We continued to work with the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) to effect lasting social and environmental improvements in the global electronics supply chain.
FOCUS ON EUROPE
Intel Europe has been operating since the early 1970s. Of our 6,000 employees working in Europe, more than 800 are engaged in research and development in France, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Spain, and the UK.
Intel’s Research Centers in Spain and Germany focus on future generations of high-performance microprocessors with reduced energy consumption. These processors will enable dramatic progress on some of the world’s most vexing problems and help scientists develop technologies that will power the supercomputers of tomorrow. Intel helps frame public policies that affect its industry and business in Europe, particularly in the areas of wired and wireless broadband access, healthcare, energy efficiency, and effective deployment of information technology. Additionally, the company encourages industry-wide innovation by forming and leading a wide range of standards and specifications groups.
Read the full 2008 Corporate Responsibility Report: Europe.