Intel released segmented information about its business for the first time last week following recent changes to the way US corporations have to disclose their financial information.
Unsurprisingly, chip sales accounted for the vast majority of Intel's turnover last year, while other elements, including its networking business, totalled only 18 per cent.
According to an Intel form 10-K filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, sales to Compaq and Dell accounted for nearly a quarter of all MPU sales in 1998, with 13 per cent and 11 per cent respectively.
According to the filing, the Intel architecture business accounted for $21.54 billion in 1998, while its Computing Enhancement Group, which includes chipsets, embedded products and Flash, turned over $4.05 billion. The former made an operating profit of $9.08 billion, while the latter made an operating profit of $358 million.
However, under the category "All", revenues amounted to $681 million, with an effective operating loss of $1.06 billion. Obviously these "losses" were offset by the big operating profits of its other chip business.
The Intel Networking Communications Group and New Business Group do not come under the scope of the new operating rules.
Intel's next set of financial results comes out on 14 April.
Similar changes to financial reporting rules forced IBM last week to show that it had lost $1 billion on PCs last year.
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