inflation adjustments dropped, of course.
"the best quarter in the company's 42-year history "
In dollars, not inflation-adjusted, of course. Quite meaningless statement by it self.
It's not a difficult task when inflation runs at about 10% yearly, ie. same amount of stuff sold gives you 10% more money and everyone are happy because revenue increased.
On paper, at least and Otellini don't say anything about real numbers.