In celebration of Intel’s 50th anniversary, the company flew 2,018 Intel® Shooting Star™ drones over its Folsom, California, facility, setting a new Guinness World Records™ title for the most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously.
“Several years ago, we had an idea of flying drones forming the Intel logo over our corporate headquarters, and here we are doing just that. It really speaks to the innovative spirit that Intel was founded on 50 years ago.”
–Anil Nanduri, vice president and general manager, Intel Drone Group
What’s Next: Also in celebration of Intel’s 50th anniversary, the company is honouring employees and their families by flying 500 Intel® Shooting Star drones over its corporate headquarters, the Robert Noyce Building, in Santa Clara, California, July 18-22 (weather permitting).
What They Are: The Intel Shooting Star drones are a type of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) specifically designed for entertainment purposes. They are equipped with LED lights that can create countless colour combinations and can easily be programmed for any animation. The fleet of drones is controlled by one pilot.