Genevieve Bell, People Watcher, will speak at TechFestNW

If Intel, the $53 billion maker of chips that employs more Oregonians than any other company, has a rock star, it is likely Genevieve Bell, the Australian social scientist who runs a skunkworks research team of 100. Her job? To watch people.As described in a lengthy profile of her that ran in the New York Times earlier this year, "Dr. Bell and her team are responsible for sussing out the attributes ...   More
Monday, July 14, 2014 by

Nike Legislation Would Exclude Intel

Kitzhaber asks lawmakers to amend bill


When the Legislature meets in special session tomorrow, it will probably pass a bill that benefits Nike, Oregon's marquee home-grown company. But the draft version of that legislation will make it difficult for Intel, the California-based tech giant that is Oregon's largest private employer, to get the same assurance.Nike and Intel both already benefit from Oregon's current approach to corporate income ...   More
Thursday, December 13, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Obama at Intel: A Lone Politician Takes the Oregon Stage to Promote Industry, Education


 President Barack Obama was the lone politician to take the stage at Hillsboro's Intel campus today to advance his education and economic initiatives, while Oregon pols were left to watch on from the crowd."Basically, if we want to win the future, America has got to outbuild, out-innovate, out-educate and out-hustle the rest of the world," Obama told the crowd of about 400 people, plus dozens ...   More
Friday, February 18, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Obama Visits Oregon Next Week

Obama and Kitzhaber

 This afternoon President Obama's office announced he will come to Oregon next week to talk about education during a visit to Intel in Hillsboro. And that visit creates two interesting local questions for political obsessives about whether a couple elected officials will be around to greet the president on Friday, Feb. 18.One of the questions stems from when Obama last came to Oregon in October ...   More
Friday, February 11, 2011 by

Oregon Tax Battle Includes "Intel Present" Vs. "Intel Past"

One of the biggest players in the current battle over two 2009 income tax hikes is the Oregon Business Association. Some members of the moderate business group's board pushed for it to oppose the permanent tax increases that appear headed for referral to the January ballot. But sources familiar with the internal OBA debate say that Intel, Oregon's largest private sector employer and an OBA member, ...   More
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Picketers Hit Intel Over Mineral Imports

About 30 picketers commandeered the front lawn of Intel's Ronler Acres Hillsboro campus for about 90 minutes today to highlight the microchip maker's resistance to a bill that would limit mineral imports from war-torn countries. Lisa Shannon, a Portland activist for the rights of women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and author of the book A Thousand Sisters, organized the event in hopes ...   More
Monday, May 17, 2010 Jacob Reingold


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