When Intel (NASDAQ: INTC ) reported earnings, the company announced that it had successfully met the reduced expectations of analysts. After the collective yawn was complete, investors looked toward the fact that the company did not alter guidance for the rest of the year, but did revise its projections of spending for capex. Against the backdrop of falling PC sales and struggling customers -- including Dell (NASDAQ: DELL ) and Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ ) -- any positive news for the chip maker has the potential to have far-reaching consequences.
In this video, Fool.com contributor Doug Ehrman discusses Intel's results and what they mean for the next few quarters.
When it comes to dominating markets, it doesn't get much better than Intel's position in the PC microprocessor arena. However, that market is maturing, and Intel finds itself in a precarious situation longer term if it doesn't find new avenues for growth. In this premium research report on Intel, our analyst runs through all of the key topics investors should understand about the chip giant. Click here now to learn more.