Robust demand from China has helped push Intel's third-quarter
Asia-Pacific sales past the US$3 billion mark for the first time.
announced that total third-quarter revenue from the region was up 31 percent from the
same quarter a year earlier thanks to a rise in manufacturing across the region and
especially in China.
Chip sales in the Asia-Pacific region made up about
42 percent of Intel's US$7.8 billion third-quarter worldwide revenue, an increase of US$1
billion over the previous quarter.
China is already the world's No 2 market
for personal computers and is expected to surpass the US by the end of this decade.
Intel recently announced plans for a US$375 million chip assembly and
testing plant to be built in Chengdu, Sichuan province, by 2005. It already has a plant in