As a result of stronger than expected demand for microprocessors and chipsets, Intel now expects revenue for the third quarter to be around $9-billion, give or take $200-million, as compared to the previously projected range of $8,5-billion, give or take $400-million.

The gross margin percentage for the third quarter is expected to be in the upper half of the previous range of 53 percent, plus or minus two percentage points.
All other expectations are unchanged from Intel's third-quarter business outlook originally published in the company's second-quarter 2009 earnings release.
The company goes into a "quiet period from tomorrow, until the release of its third quarter results on 13 October.