Mr. Otellini Goes to Washington — 84,000 employees and One Million Hours strong.

Just like Intel squeezing 47 Million transistors into one Intel Atom processor, we sent just one man to the White House to represent our 84,000 employees being honored today for Intel’s commitment to volunteerism. http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2008/04/20080429-5.wm.v.html

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Paul Otellini — our CEO and driving force behind our One Million Hour commitment in honor of our 40th birthday year — accepted the President’s Volunteer Service Award in a National Volunteer Week ceremony celebrating the American spirit of volunteerism supported by the Freedom Corps.

Paul is being honored today because Intel’s history of volunteerism goes back decades. Our founders made the commitment in the very beginning that Intel would be an asset to our communities and employees have lived out the commitment around the globe in millions of ways. For our 40th birthday, we’ve set this audacious goal – and like most goals at Intel I’m sure we’ll make or exceed the result. But the impact of publicly declaring our commitment is actually new to us. We have been quietly volunteering in more than 33 countries, partnering with NGOs, and educational institutions to harness to power of Intel, our technology and our peoplehttp://www.intel.com/community.

Setting this goal is a commitment – a commitment that says to our workforce and our community partners – we are serious about giving back, we don’t just bring dollars to the table we bring resources in the form of our employee’s energy and enthusiasm. 47 million transistors is an impressive engineering feat and 1 million hours of commitment to our communities will be an impressive feat of human impact. We are excited about the possibilities this brings. So as Paul picks up the honor – the rest of us will continue working solving technical problems or contributing to solving human problems – we do it all with the same Intel spirit.

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