"Intel" is, of course, the shadowy and
unscrupulous multinational cartel that features
in A for Andromeda (1961) and
in The Andromeda Breakthrough (1962).
In the first book, and series, Intel performs incidental
acts of espionage and murder around the message from
space and the supercomputer built by the British government
when the message is decoded.
The book ends with the destruction of the computer by Fleming and Andromeda.
In the second book, it is revealed that Intel has obtained
a duplicate set of plans and has built a second computer.
Fleming and Andromeda, who are on the run from the British authorities,
are kidnapped by Intel to help with its plans,
or is it the computer's plans, for world domination.
(Later in 1968,
Intel was formed for real by Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore in
"Silicon Valley" California.
Initially incorporated as N M Electronics,
it was quickly renamed Intel -- Integrated Electronics.
The name had been taken by a motel chain and
Moore and Noyce purchased the rights
[--from Intel's 25th anniversay of the microprocessor 1996].