Fortune 500 Rank: No. 54
Revenue: $53.3 billion
Top Executive: CEO Brian Krzanich (as of May 16)
Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel actually saw its ranking decline three spots from No. 51 last year. The job of moving the chip manufacturer back up in the rankings now falls to Brian Krzanich, the company's chief operating officer who was tapped earlier this month to take over as CEO from the retiring Paul Otellini.
Krzanich has been with Intel since 1982, serving in a variety of both technical and management roles, including vice president and general manager of manufacturing and supply chain. He has deep experience with Intel's manufacturing business and is credited with driving an overhaul of the chip maker's factory processes and supply chain in 2006. The question is, does he have the vision to lead Intel to maintain its dominant spot in the semiconductor industry?