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Intel Earnings: Windows 8 Ultrabook Sales, CEO Clues Coming?

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) could provide new clues about Windows 8 Ultrabook and PC sales when the chip giant announces Q4 2012 earnings on January 17. Intel may also offer an update on its CEO succession plan. Current CEO Paul Otellini is (pictured) set to retire in May 2013, the company disclosed back in November 2012. So how is Intel — and its ecosystem of PC partners — performing? Hmmm… Both Gartner and IDC said PC sales declined in Q4 2012 — the first Q4 decline in five years, notes Windows IT Pro. IHS iSuppli, a research firm, slashed its ultrabook sales foreca (IT news)