What Intel does well
Intel innovates, believe it or not. A lot of things that are currently produced (or abandoned) by other companies originated at Intel (notably, Jones Farm in Oregon, USA, and Intel's Israel operations).
Those innovations which have been gobbled up by Microsoft have failed, as a rule, mostly by being hobbled with "feature creep" and user interface modifications which made the product(s) useless, but there have been plenty of successes, mostly handled by other businesses.
Letting investors dictate the direction of the company is a bad idea; these people are probably financial wizards (although some may simply have inherited their shares), but in a technological world, they're idiots.