Intel results for Q4 2009 have beat analysts’ expectations — $10.2-billion, as the company had sales climb 29% to $10.6-billion. Its net income in the 3-months up to December 26th, 2009 was $2.3-billion, which is a massive increase to the $234-million earned in 2008.

Chip makers are coming out of the industry’s worst downturn in decades and are expected to benefit from increased technology spend by large firms in 2010.

[via BBC]