What Should Investors Expect from Intel’s Q2 2018 Earnings? Intel (INTC) is partnering with Chinese (MCHI) companies to tap the fast-growing markets of AI and 5G. Intel faces strong competition from NVIDIA (NVDA) and Qualcomm (QCOM) in these markets. NVIDIA’s GPUs (graphics processing units) are widely adopted by cloud companies for AI workloads. Qualcomm is leading the 5G space with several design wins for its 5G modems.