Intel Invests $300M In 50 New Companies in 2012

Intel said today that it invested over $300M in over fifty new companies during 2012, plus had seventy follow on investments. Intel revealed the details in a year end bulletin. The semiconductor giant, which is among the most active strategic investors in the industry, said fifty nine percent of its investments were made outside of the United States, including such countries as China, India, Vietnam, France, Sweden and Brazil. Intel also said it had thirty exits in its portfolio this year, although it did not release any details on the return on investment in those companies.