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Intel’s Bob Swan Opens Nasdaq Trading

Intel started its 50th anniversary Wednesday morning with public celebrations on both sides of North America — in Santa Clara, California, and New York City.

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At 6:30 a.m. PDT, after a 10-second countdown, Bob Swan, Intel’s chief financial officer and interim chief executive officer, rang the bell to open trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market. In a small break from tradition — and in a nod to Intel’s world-famous five-note jingle — the Nasdaq bell ring was accompanied by the Intel bong.

“We’re only just beginning to explore the impact that technologies like autonomous driving, artificial intelligence and quantum computing can have. And over the next several decades, we’ll create computing platforms that make the world a better place — from safer and smarter models of mobility to the eradication of disease.”
–Bob Swan, Intel CFO and interim CEO

Intel’s global success since its founding on July 18, 1968, is a “testament to the entrepreneurship of Silicon Valley,” said Nasdaq President Nelson Griggs. He noted that Intel — traded as INTC — was one of the exchange’s original listings in 1971.

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