Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC): Current Price: $20.84
On Wednesday, chip company Achronix will announce that the first fruits of Intel’s new build-to-order service have begun to emerge from the factory, marking a huge move forward for both companies. Also, a surprising sidelight may affect the story and there are worries about dependence on non-U.S. manufacturers. The Silicon Valley startup in 2010 turned to Intel, which decided to break from long-standing practice and use its sophisticated factories and manufacturing processes to serve customers other than Intel’s own chip-design groups. Achronix has now become one of two publicly announced users of the new Intel foundry business.