Intel is still one of the main players in the semiconductor industry since bringing out microprocessors. Its dominating role is, of course, on the main one hand because of its first mover advantage but on the other side mostly because of its high investments in R&D which enables Intel to release constantly better microprocessors. However if Intel wishes to hold on to its competitive gain and its own high R&D spending, it must build plants outside the United States in order to save costs. In 1996 Intel's collection of international development plants includes sites in Israel, Ireland, China and the Philippines, to be able to reduce the risk of only investing heavily in a single region and corresponding to this to diversify.
The National Designer Award is among the prestigious prizes given to those who are considered as national artists because of their contribution in the different field of arts. It is the maximum state of recognition given to Filipino music artists. Just recently, this year's awarding was full of controversies and problems that left those questioning in the event the awardees earned the recognition offered. Among the several awardees of the year's Countrywide Artist will be; Manuel Urbano a.. a Manuel Conde for Film and Transmit, Lazaro Francisco for Literary works, Federico Aguilar Alcuz intended for Visual Artistry, Painting, Figurine and Combined Media, Cecilla Guidote-Alvarez for Theater, Magno Jose "Carlo" Caparas to get Visual Artistry and Film, Francisco Manosa for Structure, and Jose "Pitoy" Moreno for Style structure.Two of the seven awardees were inhibited by the authorities and the public..