Functional analysis of products such as microprocessors and chipsets is a key element of Intel's quality management system. During technology development, product development, and for customer support, the goal of functional analysis is to provide root cause information in a timely manner. This is enabled through the use of highly advanced analytical capabilities that are located in a network of twelve product functional analysis laboratories and customer support centers. The labs are geographically dispersed throughout the US, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia regions.
Based upon the product behavior and complexity of the analysis required, the functional analysis labs may use all or parts of the following capabilities: