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Results of operations Intel broke a record in net revenues in 1995 for the ninth consecutive year rising by 41 from 1994 to 1995 and by 31 from 1993 to 1994 Higher volumes of the rapidly raising Pentium microprocessor family partially offset by lower prices and increased sales of related board-level products were responsible for most of the growth in revenues in 1994 and 1995 Revenues from the Intel486 microprocessor family declined substantially in 1995 due to a shift in market demand toward the Companys Pentium microprocessors and lower Intel486 microprocessor prices Higher volumes of flash memory and chipset products also contributed toward the increase in revenues from 1993 to 1995 and also helped enable the successful Pentium microprocessor ramp Sales of system platforms embedded control products and networking and communications products also grew Cost of sales increased by 40 from 1994 to 1995 and by 71 from 1993 to 1994 The growth in cost of sales from 1993 to 1995 was driven by Pentium microprocessor and board-level unit volume growth new factories coming into production shifts in process and product mix and in the fourth quarter of 1995 by costs associated with unusually high reserves related to inventories of certain purchased components Gross margin for the fourth quarter of 1994 included the impact of a 475 million charge primarily to cost of sales to cover replacement costs replacement material and an inventory record related to a divide problem in the floating point unit of the Pentium microprocessor As a result of the above factors the gross margin percentage was 52 in 1995 and 1994 compared to 63 in 1993 Quarterly unit shipments of the Pentium microprocessor family passed those of the Intel486 microprocessor family during the third quarter of 1995 The Company helped accelerate this transition by offering chipsets and motherboards to enable computer manufacturers to bring their products to market faster Sales of the Pentium microprocessor family comprised a majority of the Companys
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