Employees come and go, but Intel had a particularly good hiring day back in April 1974. On a single day, incoming employees included Paul Otellini, the incoming CEO; Tom Dunlap, an engineer who later became general counsel; and Harold Hughes, who helped jumpstart Intel Capital and is now the CEO of Rambus, Hughes recalled.
Hughes wasn't too familiar with the company, but noted it was in California. He lived in Michigan.
"There was a mimeograph sheet with Intel and a funny 'e' in the recruiting center," Hughes said.