2009 – Sponsors of Tomorrow.

We entered 2009 in one of the deepest recessions in our history, and ended it with broad-based demand for our products across all regions and market segments. We reported 2009 revenue of USD 35.1 billion, operating income of USD 5.7 billion, net income of USD 4.4 billion, and earnings per share of 77 cents. We generated more than USD 11 billion in cash from operations, and ended the year with USD 13.9 billion in cash, short-term investments, and trading assets. Our cash dividend payout for 2009 totaled USD 3.1 billion, and we announced a 12.5% increase in our cash dividend beginning in the first quarter of 2010.

Indispensable products

Despite the worldwide economic recession, microprocessor unit shipments for the PC industry were up 6% in 2009, according to Mercury Research—illustrating how essential computing has become in our lives. As the year progressed, we saw increasingly strong consumer market sales—fueled in large part by the popularity of mobile computers, including easy-to-use, affordable Intel® Atom™ processor-based netbooks. Our revenue for Intel Atom processors and associated chipsets totaled USD 1.4 billion in 2009.

We are also pleased with the rapid acceptance of our newer processors in the server market segment, where enterprises are increasingly replacing many older servers with a single system based on our latest generation, energy-efficient Intel® Core™ microarchitecture to achieve better performance, save space, and reduce energy costs.

Read the full 2009 Annual Report.