Intel CEO Paul Otellini's conference call comments have been added to this story.
The tech bellwether reported revenue of $11.5 billion, up from $10.6 billion in the same period last year and above analysts' consensus forecast of $11.37 billion.
Excluding items, Intel earned 59 cents a share, up from 55 cents a share in the prior year's quarter. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters had predicted earnings of 53 cents a share.
|Intel recently launched its new Sandy Bridge chip.|
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