Intel logo history and meaning

The multinational technology company Intel Corporation is based in Santa Clara, California. It is the largest semiconductor chip maker in the world.

In its history, Intel has had three logos. The first Intel logo featured the company’s name stylized in all lowercase, with the letter e dropped below the other letters. The second logo was inspired by the “Intel Inside” campaign, featuring a swirl around the Intel brand name.

The third logo, introduced in 2020, was inspired by the previous logos. It removes the swirl as well as the classic blue color in almost all parts of the logo, except for the dot in the “i”.

Intel logo history



intel logo 1968

Logo used from 1968 to 2006

After 2 weeks as N.M. Electronics, it was officially launched as Intel on August 1, 1968. However, it would not see its first logo until the introduction of its first-ever microprocessor, the Intel 3101, in April of 1969.



intel logo 2006

Logo used from January 3, 2006 to September 2, 2020

In 2005 the “swoosh” logo appeared comprising Intel’s new slogan “Leap Ahead”. The “e” letter got back to its place in the line, the font became more unique, and a “swoosh” appeared around the word “Intel”.

2020 — Today

Intel logo 2020–present

Intel logo 2020–present

This logo, along with its associated product logos, was first leaked on July 29, 2020, as part of the registration of the Intel Evo trademark. This logo was officially introduced alongside the Tiger Lake CPUs on September 2, 2020.

The logo is philosophically inspired by the previous one and the one before it. Additionally, it saw its first dramatic revamp to its jingle for the first time since 2004 and 2006, though it wasn’t completely replaced until the following year.

“Intel Inside” logo

intel logo 2003

The “Intel Inside” logo used from 1991 to 2003

Intel Inside logo 2003 to 2006

The “Intel Inside” logo used from 2003 to 2006