In 2011, Intel reinvented both the PC market and its own operations. Computing was changing toward devices that were ultra-portable, low-cost and power-efficient, but laptops did not sufficiently meet the criteria, while tablets and netbooks did so by sacrificing too much performance.
In 1997, Time magazine named Intel CEO Andy Grove its Man of the Year. The title was often given as an honor, but not necessarily — it denoted the person, group, idea or device that wielded the biggest influence on that year, whether that influence was positive, negative or controversial.
Intel’s 1101 static random access memory (SRAM) was the first high-volume metal-oxide semiconductor (MOS) memory and the first chip to use silicon gates. The device was the result of a challenging development process.