So, I've been at this position since 2008, and the basic rule has shifted slightly.
Originally, contractors could work at Intel for 12 months, then had to stay away for x months, where x was either 12 or 6 depending on some random combination of things.
They've been trying to get a req so I could be hired full-time. That hasn't been successful.
And my manager Scott has been unable to get me continued past August, even though the need is there, the group is already understaffed, and they have no extra leeway.
So I'm back on the job market at the end of August.
So very much NOT looking forward to this.
My current employers might be able to find something for me, I'm not sure yet.