Intel has finished counting its banknotes and coins made during the April-June period and, sure enough, the sum is huge, and that's putting it mildly.
Intel experienced good things on the data center market during the second quarter and, to some extent, on the ultrabook segment too.
With desktop and regular notebook CPU sales going fine as well, Chipzilla
can once again say that it had a good three months.
The revenues amounted to $13.5 billion, which is about the same as €10.99 billion, according to current exchange rates.
Of those, $3.8 billion were operating income (€3.09 billion), but the net income was $2.8 billion (€2.28 billion).
The full amount of cash generated from operations was actually $4.7 billion (€3.82 billion), but $1.1 billion (€896 million) were used to repurchase stock and a similar amount went into dividends.
That said, the PC Client group, the Data Center group and the others (together) all exhibited growth (3%, 14% and 3%, respectively).
"The second quarter was highlighted by solid execution with continued strength in the data center and multiple product introductions in Ultrabooks and smartphones," said Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO.
"As we enter the third quarter, our growth will be slower than we anticipated due to a more challenging macroeconomic environment. With a rich mix of Ultrabook and Intel-based tablet and phone introductions in the second half, combined with the long-term investments we're making in our product and manufacturing areas, we are well positioned for this year and beyond."
The Santa Clara, California-based chip giant expects Q3 to bring even more money ($14.3 billion / €11.69 billion). This implies it has great faith in its business deals, since Microsoft's Windows 8 won't become an incentive until October (the OS will lead to a new wave of PC purchases and a significant rise in table interest).