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Intel Reports Best Quarter Ever in 42-year History

Investors should be glad to hear that Intel's doing well in business these days.

Intel Corporation today reported second-quarter revenue of $10.8 billion, up 34 percent year-over-year. The company reported operating income of $4.0 billion, net income of $2.9 billion and EPS of 51 cents.

"Strong demand from corporate customers for our most advanced microprocessors helped Intel achieve the best quarter in the company's 42-year history," said Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO. "Our process technology lead plus compelling architectural designs increasingly differentiate Intel-based products in the marketplace. The PC and server segments are healthy and the demand for leading-edge technology will continue to increase for the foreseeable future."

To read the complete earnings release, click here.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • joytech22
    It's prices like theirs that cause inflation...
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  • anamaniac
    I'm going to pin this on AMD being scarce in the market.
    I'd love more laptops with a 25watt x2 and 5670m.
    Or even any highend low-TDP AMD chips for laptops...

    Honestly, I believe AMD could dramatically step up their sales if they put out a decent laptop chip already. D:
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  • jrharbort
    anamaniacI'm going to pin this on AMD being scarce in the market.I'd love more laptops with a 25watt x2 and 5670m.Or even any highend low-TDP AMD chips for laptops...Honestly, I believe AMD could dramatically step up their sales if they put out a decent laptop chip already. D:AMD already has some excellent mobile offerings, and more coming shortly(X920 BE anyone?). It's the poor adoption by manufacturers that is hurting AMD at the moment. More people need to step up and see AMD's potential. But I guess a lot of us are waiting for bulldozer and fusion. =/
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  • amnotanoobie
    jrharbortAMD already has some excellent mobile offerings, and more coming shortly(X920 BE anyone?). It's the poor adoption by manufacturers that is hurting AMD at the moment. More people need to step up and see AMD's potential. But I guess a lot of us are waiting for bulldozer and fusion. =/
    Plus the fact that Intel's marketing is still better than AMD. A lot of people know or hear of Centrino, Core or Pentium, but not much of Vision, Phenom or Turion.
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  • burnley14
    amnotanoobiePlus the fact that Intel's marketing is still better than AMD. A lot of people know or hear of Centrino, Core or Pentium, but not much of Vision, Phenom or Turion.Yep, you nailed it there. Pretty much anyone could hum the Intel jingle for you.
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  • jonpaul37
    Actually, i would Say Phenom is a common name similar to core 2 or core 1x, its the rest that need flaunting... Wait till bulldozer, things will change, also, keep in mind, resellers and retailers are used to pushing Intel products because of previous Intel "incentives", that has now changed and all is fair game so it will still take a little more time for AMD to catch up, but, they will...
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  • Jerky_san
    I actually really like both but I must say I've never seen an AMD commercial where as I've seen tons of ones about sad robots and talking processors.. Most people don't really even know what AMD is when I talk to them about building systems.. They heard from a buddy of a buddy of a buddy that intel is the only market in town and thats who they listen to..
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  • The last AMD laptop burnt my penis, sorry intel for life!
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  • royalcrown
    No wonder core 2 quads still cost 330 bucks...come on..wth ?!?!
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  • halls
    royalcrownNo wonder core 2 quads still cost 330 bucks...come on..wth ?!?!I feel ya. I still have a Q6600 with B3 stepping that I can't overclock, and it's starting to get long in the tooth. I want to upgrade, but they still want almost $300 for some of their higher-end 775 processors.
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