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Intel posts record revenue of $12.8 billion, 29% profit boost

By Jos
Apr 20, 2011
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  1. Intel has managed to pull yet another blockbuster quarter, with net income of $3.2 billion, up 29 percent over the same period last year, on revenue of $12.8 billion, up 25 percent year-over-year. The results surprised many investors, as well as Intel executives, who had projected more modest numbers after a much publicized chipset fiasco in late January, consolidation following two acquisitions and the effects of the Japanese earthquake on production.

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  2. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Booster Posts: 248   +25

    Looks like the P67 chipset debacle didn't cut into Intel's profits.
     
  3. mosu

    mosu TS Enthusiast Posts: 305

    this is pure bull$,,t
     
  4. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,865   +687

  5. Isn't this the battleground for the next two/ three years? which hardware platform is best suited to the tablet and smartphone market? Intel is desperate to push the x86 paradigm as it is suited/knows/can best exploit that market, while everyone else prefers to use arm or variant of it, especially for the powersaving aspect. Android is winning/won in the smartphone market, so now theres everything to play for in the tablet space. And that looks to be where the growth is, especially if prices come down both in mature and developing markets. Tablets for 1b chinese and 1.3b indians sounds like a juicy prospect.
     
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    I know, I miss when guest couldn't post here on TS.
     
  7. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    I find them much like some members to be honest. There are good members, and there are bad members. There are also some members that willingly share, and others that deliberately just take. Then we get to comments that members make.. Some are complete garbage, and others are really well intended, and move the discussion forward with facts.

    Guests are exactly the same. Now and then you get some wrong'uns, and other times I really enjoy reading what they have to say in certain threads.

    The way of the world I guess. :)

    As for Intel... I wish I could have just 1% of that! :haha:
     
  8. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    I'd take .1% in stock options.

    I do agree that there are both good and bad members and guest I feel as though I'm creating a sliding scale in my head as I read through articles now. I know that If the article is about intel's money playing big brother or amd's little brother soccer(football) kick to intel's face the fan boys and trolls are waiting to sign in or just hop out from under dark bridges and torment us regular readers. I should also add that the older the reader is the more likely they seem to not care. I feel old I guess. There is one person on this forum that seems to find a way to be mean to everyone in some ways. CaptainCranky. Now he just doesn't care :D
     
  9. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,865   +687

    The primary difference is (seemingly) that the less than stellar members comments can usually be attributed to a certain lack of maturity and the desire to make a statement but shortcutting the fact-checking or taking into account the scope of thread.
    Guests on the other hand include, more often than not, spammers, company PR shills, conspiracy theorists, and assorted trolls who attach themselves emotionally to a brand. And as Supersmashbrada alluded to, this last group tend to make themselves very vocal in their crusades and persecutions- both lovingly crafted by company rhetoric and self-promoting bloggers into some warped hearts-and-minds campaign which more often than not has the reverse effect...and of course ends up turning news and press release threads into extended advertisement breaks- partly the reason I believe that some members (myself included) either bypass the story altogether (or follow it on a subscription site/site that doesn't include a peanut gallery), or read the story and don't follow, or return to the forum comments after the initial visit.

    In my opinion, Guests very occasionally make a valid contribution to a thread- usually someone connected to the companies/individuals posting additional information or correcting errata contained in the story (as the same story appears on other sites, these same comments usually follow). Guests probably also contribute a significant amount of site traffic so their contribution to the site is more indirect and probably a necessary evil, but a look through the news archives for stories with guaranteed trollbait in their titles (Intel, Nvidia, Apple, Microsoft, and to a lesser degree AMD/ATI) would likely dispell any argument of any sustained contribution from the Guest account.
     


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