IBM (International Business Machines) is a technology and consulting corporation based in Armonk, New York. The company manufactures and markets computer hardware and software and provides hosting and consulting services for mainframe infrastructure. IBM is one of the largest American employers with over 450,000 employees. IBM in Austin located at 11501 Burnet Road, was established in 1995 as one of just 12 of their research laboratories worldwide. The Austin IBM Laboratory's primary focus is in hardware development of microprocessors and Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) design and tools, system-level power analysis, and system architectures. The Austin IBM Research campus has outproduced all of IBM's other development centers for patents. IBM employs about 6,000 Austin workers.