Intel Corporation is the world's largest manufacturer of semiconductor circuits and other devices. The company's headquarters are located in Santa Clara, California, U.S.A., in a location calledSilicon Valley. Intel employs over 96,500 people worldwide. As one of the world's largest companies, Intel is primarily known among ordinary people because of their processors. Annually, they produce over 100 million pieces, or approximately 75% of the global x86 processor production (2000). In addition to personal computer processors, it also manufactures processors for PDA, chipsets, flash memories, telecommunication chips, and multi-media home equipment (children's electronic microscopes and web cameras).