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nndb until scientists are used to trying to find the answers to complex questions but even the smartest can't seem to figure out why Intel is dropping its long running sponsorship of the most prestigious scientific competition in the country probably get little York last year this specialized high school had eleven semi finalist in the Intel pn deal and there are plenty dnmt when after nearly two decades of sponsoring the search which focuses on science technology engineering and math Intel the world's largest semiconductor maker is dropping out according to the New York times , the news quickly sparking speculation as to why , the sponsorship amount to about six million dollars the report estimates that however pales in comparison to the huge amount of goodwill Intel get and there's such a small percentage of the company's near fifty six billion dollars in annual revenues but the world has changed significantly since Intel found on back in nineteen ninety eight , at that time Intel would at the cutting edge of technology with it ever faster chips at the center of a personal computer revolution but almost a decade after that a mobile revolution left Intel mostly , some worry that Intel's efforts to catch up are going so badly that it needs to be sponsorship money for more research and development but don't worry about the kids the contest which has been around since nineteen forty two account eight Nobel Prize winners as path competitors has long sponsorship before former industrial giant Westinghouse bowed out and Intel stepped in , supporters now expect a new economy tighten to take on the role of guiding the next generation of innovators and scientists