Intel CEO Paul Otellini's conference call comments have been added to this story.SANTA CLARA, Calif. ( TheStreet) -- Chip giant Intel ( INTC) beat Wall Street's estimates with its fourth-quarter results and offered healthy guidance, vowing to continue its recent momentum into 2011. 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.|