Intel Corporation - External Factor Evaluation

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BU959 GA-Strategic Analysis
Professor: James Haines
Student: Valla Govindan Thursday, September 10, 2009

External Factors for Intel Corporation
Opportunities
• Demographics – young and middle aged population
• New markets for products – Atom processor, Developing countries • Financial or legal trouble for competitors
• New technologies the company could adopt
o Positive growth for netbook market
o Collaboration on WiMAX technology
o Unique and magical S3D (stereoscopic 3D) cinema experiences o Advanced Security Features of Intel® vPro™ Technology o Growing virtualization
• Changes in regulations
• Strategic investments
• Internal efficiencies
• Acquisitions
Threats
1. Internal obstacles the company is facing.
2. The relative position of the company's largest competitors. 3. Technological advances in the industry (if the company isn't keeping pace). 4. New technologies that threaten to displace the company's products 5. Downturn in semiconductor industry

6. Rising energy costs and global environmental concerns
7. Changes in regulatory / tax burdens
8. Recession

Verify that each Factor is an External Factor
Opportunities
1. Demographics – young and middle aged population
2. New markets for products – Atom processor, Developing countries 3. Financial or legal trouble for competitors why is this not an external factor? 4. New technologies the company could adopt

a. Positive growth for netbook market
b. Collaboration on WiMAX technology
c. Unique and magical S3D (stereoscopic 3D) cinema experiences d. Advanced Security Features of Intel® vPro™ Technology e. Growing virtualization
5. Changes in regulations
6. Strategic investments
7. Internal efficiencies
8. Acquisitions why is this not an external factor?

Threats
1. Internal obstacles the company is facing.
2. The relative position of the company's largest competitors. 3. Technological advances in the industry (if the company isn't keeping pace). 4. New technologies that threaten to displace the company's products. 5. Downturn in semiconductor industry

6. Rising energy costs and global environmental concerns
7. Issues with regulatory commissions
8. Recession
Explain Each Opportunity and Threat
Opportunities

Demographics – young and middle aged population is an opportunity for Intel Corporation because they access the internet by wireless means, such as using a laptop, mobile device, game console, or MP3 player. Also rising levels of accessing internet on a mobile handset shows a great opportunity for Intel Corporation.

New markets for products – Atom processor, Developing countries are an opportunity for Intel Corporation because the next-generation Intel® Atom™ processor is platform for netbooks and nettops. The first crop of Atom-based computers, released last year, was designed to win over customers in places such as rural China and India. Instead, consumers in the US and Western Europe snapped them up to use as extra PCs. Now INTEL Corporation is getting ready for the second crop of customers in developing countries to buy more personal computers (PCs). The number of mobile phone subscribers in South Asia is expected to break the 453.3 million-mark by end of 2009; an 18.4 percent jump from the last year is a great opportunity for Intel Corporation.

New Technologies are an opportunity for Intel Corporation because (a) the groundbreaking low-power microarchitecture, the Intel® Atom™ processor powers small, sleek Internet devices designed to go where you go. When all you need is to stay online so you can keep in touch with friends or follow your favorite Web sites, netbooks with the Intel Atom processor deliver convenience and flexibility in an incredibly small, amazingly smart package. (b) Netbooks and nettops combined with...
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