Intel has reported record Q4 and full-year results as it scrambles to address recently revealed security vulnerabilities in its products.
For the full year ending 30 December Intel's revenue was up six per cent to $62.8bn (£44bn), while quarterly revenue was up four per cent to $17.1bn.
The figures show no impact from the security vulnerabilities in Intel chips, announced earlier this month, but the vendor warned that future litigation and claims could have an effect over the coming months.
The impact of the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities has been felt around the world, with the likes of Apple and Microsoft rushing to release updates.
Intel said: "We have and may continue to face product claims, litigation, and adverse publicity and customer relations from security vulnerabilities and/or mitigation techniques, including as a result of side-channel exploits such as Spectre and Meltdown, which could adversely impact our results of operations, customer relationships, and reputation.
"Separately, the publicity around recently disclosed security vulnerabilities may result in increased attempts by third parties to identify additional vulnerabilities, and future vulnerabilities and mitigation of those vulnerabilities may also adversely impact our results of operations, customer relationships, and reputation."
Revenue for Intel's PC-focused unit was down two per cent for the quarter, but its datacentre business was up 21 per cent.
The results saw Intel's share price jump as much as five per cent, after falling down nearly 10 per cent in the days after the vulnerabilities were revealed.
On an earnings call, transcribed by Seeking Alpha, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said that security remains the top priority for the vendor.
"Our near-term focus is on delivering high-quality mitigations to protect our customers' infrastructure from these exploits," he said.
"We're working to incorporate silicon-based changes to future products that will directly address the Spectre and Meltdown threats in hardware and those products will begin appearing later this year.
"However, these circumstances are highly dynamic and we updated our risk factors to reflect both the evolving nature of these specific threats and litigation as well as the security challenge more broadly."
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