Intel announced sales of Atom and supporting chipsets now represent over $1 billion business for the company:
During the third quarter of fiscal 2009, Intel shipped record amount of microprocessors and chipsets. Mobility Group revenue was up 19%, Digital Enterprise Group revenue was up 14%, and Intel Atom microprocessor and chipset revenue was up 15% to $415 million, all sequentially. Intel’s third quarter revenue was $9.4 billion. The company reported operating income of $2.6 billion, net income of $1.9 billion and earnings per share (EPS) of 33 cents.
“[Sales of] Atom and the associated chipsets were a bit above $400 million, it was $415 million. Year-to-date, we have sold over, or right at, $1 billion worth of Atom and associated chipsets,” said Stacy Smith, chief financial officer of Intel.