Today in 1968 Intel was founded by Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce. What was the company's original name?


by / July 15, 2011
Intel Co-founder Robert Noyce. Photo Credit: Intel Corp.

Answer: NM Electronics.

NM Electronics became Intel a year after its founding once the owners were able to purchase the rights to the name Intel from a hotel chain. And Intel is not short for "intelligence." Rather, it is a portmanteau of the words "integrated" and "electronics." 

Chad Vander Veen

Chad Vander Veen previously served as the editor of FutureStructure, and the associate editor of Government Technology and Public CIO magazines.

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