Mobile chips are becoming increasingly important for Intel

Chip manufacturer Intel takes 40 percent of its turnover from the sale of chips for mobile phones and laptops. In the last quarter, the turnover of Intel's mobile division increased by 5.5 percent to 3.8 billion dollars. The total quarterly turnover came to 9.5 billion. This is evident from the financial results that the company presents during the second quarter

Chip manufacturer Intel takes 40 percent of its turnover from the sale of chips for mobile phones and laptops.

In the last quarter, the turnover of Intel's mobile division increased by 5.5 percent to 3.8 billion dollars. The total quarterly turnover came to 9.5 billion. This is evident from the financial results that the company presents during the second quarter.

The company surprised investors with a sharp increase in net profit. A plus of 25 percent compared to last year brought the net result to 1.6 billion dollars. The gross profit increased by 67 percent to 2.3 billion.

Intel saw the demand for chips for laptops in the cheap segment grow significantly. How many smart silicone slices went over the counter is not known. Intel does appear to be able to increase sales despite lower average sales prices.

Sixty percent of the turnover comes from the sale of chips for servers and desktop computers.

The share closed 1.2 percent higher on the stock market.

The American chip baker expects to spend 2.9 billion dollars on Research & Development in the third quarter, with forecasted sales of between 10.0 and 10.6 billion dollars.

In recent years Intel invested heavily in companies that build Wimax networks. In the Netherlands that was Enertel Wireless, which changed its name to Worldmax. Worldmax wants to roll out an almost nationwide broadband mobile broadband network within 3 years, said director Van de Vlist during the introduction of its consumer brand Aerea.

Wimax is seen as a competitive technology for Umts.