1) Intel is at or near multi-year lows 2) Intel is not debt-laden 3) Intel leads in market share 4) Intel has tons of cash 5) Inflation is rising - competitive advantage for Intel over rivals who must pay borrowing costs. 6) Intel is well-positioned to win a price war 7) Intel is bringing out more competitive offerings in the near future to help gain back market share. 8) You must pay the regular dividend to the owner who's shares you have borrowed to short.
Short companies with high prices and bad prospects. Intel has neither a high price nor bad prospects.