We would not be surprised if Intel even sends letters to members of secret services, since that word is quite often used in the halls of, um, intel organisations.
Session with Gordon was hosted by doc Moira Gunn and broadcasted through NPR (National Public Radio)
And in the end, it turns out that Intel has not been Intel since day one. In his special appearance, Gordon Moore gave us some trivia from the history books, like the one that the first name of Intel was Moore & Noyce Electronics. However, that name did not sound too good in the sceptical world of electronics - so Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce used the name only to get the paperwork done, which lasted some eight weeks. A different name was suggested to them by Noyce's daughter, and both founders liked it.
New name was of course - INTegrated ELectronics, or Intel for short. The fact that "intel" was the term for intelligence information was also quite suitable, but that name was already taken by some hotel chain in the mid-west. In the end, Moore & Noyce Electronics bought the name from the chain and renamed itself Intel Corporation.
The rest, as they say - is history. µ
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