Unexpectedly high sales of notebook computer chips have prompted Intel to raise its revenue forecast for the current quarter by at least $500m.
"Growth is led by mobile computing with good demand for our mobile processors in all geographies," said Intel chief financial officer Andy Bryant.
The strong sales for mobile chips have led Intel factories to run at full capacity, according to Bryant, in some cases even surpassing 100 per cent. This means that the chip vendor is making chips during time set aside for maintenance.
Intel had previously predicted revenues of $8.6bn to $9.2bn for the quarter ending on 2 July. The restated forecast predicts proceeds of $9.1bn to $9.3bn.
Notebook computers are quickly starting to outsell desktop models. Earlier this week analyst firm Current Analysis reported that mobile computers for the first time outsold their desk bound counterparts in the US.
The rising sales are attributed to lower prices, the rise of wireless networking and the narrowing performance gap between notebook and desktop systems.
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