Innovating in Colorado
Intel Colorado has approximately 462 employees in two locations: Fort Collins and Longmont. At the Fort Collins Design Center (FCDC), established in 2005, engineers design and deliver high-performance Intel® Itanium® microprocessors that are used in enterprise-class servers and high-performance technical computing. FCDC operations range from micro-architectural definition through logic design, circuit design, layout, and validation. Employees at Intel’s Longmont campus focus on firmware for solid-state disk drives.
Intel invested $40,000 in education programs in Colorado in 2011, including K-12 engineering and math initiatives, science fairs, and LEGO Robotics events. An Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), an affiliate state science fair held annually in Fort Collins, engages Colorado student in original research, inspiring them to become the next generation of innovators.
The company’s Matching Gifts to Education Program, through which the Intel Foundation matches employee donations to schools and universities, resulted in additional contribution to schools and universities in Colorado in 2011.
Intel in the Community
Intel’s Colorado employees reported volunteering 7,635 hours at local schools and nonprofit organizations in 2011. Through the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program (IIMGP), the Intel Foundation extends the impact of employees’ volunteerism by donating cash to each qualified nonprofit and school where Intel employees and retirees volunteer 20 hours or more in a year.
Throughout the year, Intel volunteers supported the High Plains Environmental Center, Habitat for Humanity, robotics competitions, blood drives, food drives, school supplies drive, Adopt-A-Senior and more.
Intel Colorado employees also contribute generously to the Intel Community Giving Campaign, held annually in association with the United Way. With an Intel Foundation match, Intel Colorado’s donation to the United Way through this campaign totaled $1.2 million in 2011.