Intel to do better than expected this quarter

Last quarter could’ve gone better for Intel, with that European Commission fine leading the chipmaker to its first loss in decades, but CEO Paul Otellini nonetheless talked of “improving conditions in the PC market segment.” Things must still be improving, because Intel has sent out a press release to say it has raised expectations for the ongoing third quarter.

The company previously expected (PDF) revenue of $8.5 billion “plus or minus $400 million,” with a gross margin of 53%, plus or minus 2%. Now, Intel says it should see revenue of $9 billion give or take $200 million, and its margin will be in the “upper half” of the previous estimate (that’s 53-55%, if I’m getting this right).

So, Intel was previously bracing for revenue as low as $8.1 billion, but it now expects at least $8.8 billion and as much as $9.2 billion. That last figure would still represent a pretty big year-on-year drop, though. Intel posted a record $10.3 billion with a 59% gross margin in Q3 last year.

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    • UberGerbil
    • 11 years ago

    Can we just auto-append any story involving Intel with an auto-first post that is simply

    WWWI?

      • flip-mode
      • 11 years ago

      Will we still be able to submit juvenile responses? It’s kind of like a new type of word game…. it amuses me.

      • MadManOriginal
      • 11 years ago

      WWWI – they’re making profits. How dare they in ‘this economic climate’?

    • Sargent Duck
    • 11 years ago

    I’m actually in favor of always having *ONE* troll around to keep things lively. As soon as a better one comes along, ban the old one and have more fun with the new one till they are replaced.

    We’ll have to be careful though, don’t want the trolls to clue in as to what’s going on.

    • thermistor
    • 11 years ago

    #8…It burns!!!

    Reminds me of a medieval knockoff of original Doom, where there was an exclamation “Thou art a smite meister.”

    • snakeoil
    • 11 years ago

    i will quote the comments of a user at techpowerup’s forums that i noticed while drinking my morning coffee.

    ”The only reason Intel pulled ahead of AMD was because they entered into a pact with Satan. Supposedly the deal expires 12/21/2012 and Intel’s HQ will be swallowed whole by a caldera that suddenly and mysteriously appears and then vanishes.
    Of course having Rectal Hector in charge of AMD didn’t hurt, but I’m giving the edge to Satan.”

    user: twilyth
    §[<http://www.techpowerup.com/102445/AMD_Demos_48-core__Magny-Cours__System_Details_Architecture.html<]§ where is the what's wrong with intel button? ok whats wrong with intel?

      • dpaus
      • 11 years ago

      geez, just when you think you’ve got the God-smitten reptilian kitten-eater figured out…

      • snakeoil
      • 11 years ago

      cough, cough.

    • FubbHead
    • 11 years ago

    Booh! Stop put money in their corrupt pockets, will ya!

    • flip-mode
    • 11 years ago

    Obligatory: whats rong with intel crippled northbridge cpu?
    Obligatory response: STFU troll killz kittens god smites thee.

    So if the troll posts, don’t feed it.

      • poulpy
      • 11 years ago

      Well unless nobody cares that much about the news and there’s no real on topic comments right?

      Snakeoil is pretty easy to ignore if you’re not in the mood IMO, as he tends to stick to his own thread compared to some more invasive and offensive trolls we’ve had in the past.

      ps: you forgot kthxbye in your list!

        • derFunkenstein
        • 11 years ago

        whats wrong with intel? they’re doing better than normal. that’s whats wrong!

          • poulpy
          • 11 years ago

          No they’ll /[

        • flip-mode
        • 11 years ago

        True……..

          • ssidbroadcast
          • 11 years ago

          Oh god, he’s even bumping himself now (#23) what a piece of work.

          Let this be a lesson to the rest of you TR regulars who should know better by now:

          r[

            • thecoldanddarkone
            • 11 years ago

            Where have you been? He’s always done that. If he doesn’t get enough attention he bumps it.

            • ssidbroadcast
            • 11 years ago

            I’ve been doing my civic-duty as a good TR citizen and ignored him. That’s where I’ve been.

            • Meadows
            • 11 years ago

            Civic duty you say.

      • maxxcool
      • 11 years ago

      r[

        • derFunkenstein
        • 11 years ago

        well if you’re not going to hurl half-English statements at him, I’m done. Damage pondered banning him aloud, and now that I’ve seen this I’m in favor.

          • flip-mode
          • 11 years ago

          Nor many patial engrish four thine loss… lehts forthwith become banning hiz kitten…. else with mine thumb i’ll bite at him…. closure smaks of much totem smkoes pole.

            • maxxcool
            • 11 years ago

            “Totem smkoe pole” LOL!

            • flip-mode
            • 11 years ago

            Your posts still have a special flair that mine are missing.

            • ssidbroadcast
            • 11 years ago

            flip-mode is on something.

      • SubSeven
      • 11 years ago

      Why is he not banned yet? Every time I read this fools comments I feel like my brain cells are dying by the trillions. Seriously, is there anything positive that snakeoil is contributing to this website? Is it just the comic relief or his is it his uncanny ability to solicit replies to his preposterous comments?

        • flip-mode
        • 11 years ago

        His comments are so outrageous that he isn’t so dangerous. And maxxcool’s replies are often worth the price of admission.

        • maxxcool
        • 11 years ago

        To ban him message Damage, best thing you can do….

      • maxxcool
      • 11 years ago

      That is still so funny to me i’d like your permission to use it as a signature…. it still make me snork and chortle out load.

      “Obligatory response: STFU troll killz kittens god smites thee.”

      • vikramsbox
      • 11 years ago

      This is the second thread where I’ve seen guys start a snake oilesque thread without the chap even saying a word. Seems like he’s getting a fan club in his name soon!
      Strange behavior for troll haters. Are troll haters supposed to act like groupies?
      Pl- point to think so EOD.

    • Sargent Duck
    • 11 years ago

    ‘eh, pocket change.

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