It's Intel's 40th birthday this year so, being the world's largest integrated circuit manufacturer, you'd expect it to be putting on some big showy events to celebrate. Well it is seven months into the year and much has not really seen much yet. Maybe Autumn's IDF in San Francisco will bring with it all the fireworks and Atom showers.
In the meantime though, a selection of European journalists did just get to take part in a conference call with Intel's senior vice president and co-general manager of its Digital Enterprise Group, Pat Gelsinger. He talked for about an hour about where Intel stands today, what developments we will see in the near future and, most interestingly, what he feels are the four most important moments in Intel's history and what the four biggest challenges the company has yet to face are.