#5 Intel: Processors
CEO: Paul Otellini
VARs ranked Intel, the ARC champ in product quality, No. 5 in terms of its solution provider program. The vendor received a 79.9, down considerably from 86.0 in the criterion in 2011. Still, its score was 20 points greater than that of competitor AMD. Last year, Sophos, in the Client Security Software category, took the No. 5 spot for channel program.