August 30, 2010 / 12:39 AM / 9 years ago

Intel warns of revenue shortfall on weak PC demand

A shadow is cast on an Intel advertisement at the Computex 2010 computer fair in Taipei June 1, 2010. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Intel Corp on Friday warned that third-quarter revenue could fall short of its own estimates by more than $1 billion on weaker-than-expected demand for personal computers.

The company, which dominates the market for PC microprocessors, said it expects third-quarter revenue to be $10.8 billion to $11.2 billion. That compares with its previous forecast of $11.2 billion to $12.0 billion, and analysts’ average expectations of $11.5 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

It now sees gross margins in the period of 65 percent to 67 percent. It had previously forecast gross margins of 67 percent plus or minus a couple of points.

Shares of Intel were up 1.2 percent at $18.40 in active trading on Friday on Nasdaq.

Reporting by Franklin Paul, editing by Gerald E. McCormick

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