Intel sweeps record earnings into its coffers, anticipates 2012

Matthew

Posts: 5,269   +103
Say what you will about us being in a post-PC era, but Intel's pocketbook sure doesn't seem to be feeling it. The Santa Clara-based chipmaker releases its financial breakdown for…

Read the whole story
 

ddg4005

Posts: 411   +93
TechSpot Elite
Given the success of Sandy Bridge processors I'm not surprised by this. Whatever questionable business practices Intel has engaged in there's no denying their engineering prowess when it comes to CPUs and chipsets.
 

Scshadow

Posts: 610   +260
ddg4005 said:
Given the success of Sandy Bridge processors I'm not surprised by this. Whatever questionable business practices Intel has engaged in there's no denying their engineering prowess when it comes to CPUs and chipsets.
When I think about businesses with questionable business practices, Intel really doesn't seem to come to my mind high up on my list. Should it?
 

ddg4005

Posts: 411   +93
TechSpot Elite
Scshadow said:
ddg4005 said:
Given the success of Sandy Bridge processors I'm not surprised by this. Whatever questionable business practices Intel has engaged in there's no denying their engineering prowess when it comes to CPUs and chipsets.
When I think about businesses with questionable business practices, Intel really doesn't seem to come to my mind high up on my list. Should it?
Intel has engaged in questionable business practices (bribing companies to use their processors instead of AMD's) in the past. I don't want this to deteriorate into a flame war so I'll stop here.

Regardless of what they've done there's no arguing with Intel's ability to engineer great CPUs and chipsets. I'm not surprised that they've posted high profits this quarter.
 

Chazz

Posts: 679   +76
Microsoft also made a buttload of money. Its crazy how everyone has been screaming that the sky is falling in these companies, but it seems like every year they break their own records.
 

captainawesome

Posts: 428   +44
I think the fact that Mac sales are increasing means good news for Intel. Scratch that, I KNOW... I wonder how much Intel bribed them though...?
 

captainawesome

Posts: 428   +44
But there is no doubt, *this* is the key to their success:
"...and $4.4 billion allocated to research and development..."
 
G

Guest

"But there is no doubt, *this* is the key to their success:
"...and $4.4 billion allocated to research and development..." "

yep! if amd would have done the same at it's high point, they would still be relevant today.