Microsoft joins Intel facing slower growth

Intel and Microsoft are set to report lackluster sales growth as China’s slowing economy exacerbates stalling demand for PCs.

16th July, 2012
Microsoft joins Intel facing slower growth
Microsoft's newest version of its flagship operating system, Windows 8, goes on sale at the end of October.

Intel and Microsoft, whose products run at least 80 per cent of the world’s personal computers, are set to report lackluster sales growth as China’s slowing economy exacerbates stalling demand for PCs.

Intel, the largest maker of microprocessors, and Microsoft, the number one software company, will report quarterly earnings this week. Analysts project both will say sales rose 5 per cent or less from a year earlier, as consumers choose tablet computers...

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