Intel CEO Paul Otellini has told the BBC that the PC industry is coming out of the recession. Otellini said that while analysts predicted a drop in PC sales this year, he expects computer sales will be about the same as last year.
The chief executive of Intel said the industry was likely to sell as many computers in 2009 as it had in 2008.
"Considering the depth and breadth of the recession [that] is a pretty good result," said Paul Otellini.
Analysts had predicted a big fall in PC sales this year, but Mr Otellini said consumers were still buying them because they were now "indispensable".