Everyone knew it was a very difficult environment for PCs and microprocessors this quarter. I think the question was really whether Intel would be able to see enough in time to kind of clamp down on expenses and keep that from being a problem in the first quarter, ... So, even though there is negative news here, it looks like they did clamp down on their expenses and it looks like the earnings hit isn't all that bad. Clearly the bad environment was already signaled by the stock's decline in the last few days.
Joe Moore
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