well they are gonna #$%$ away a bunch of it with the TV fiasco and then trying to compete with a market that they no longer control and the dividend increases usually signal the end of growth. It is the end.
Very few good companies reduce the divy once it is instated. They do it only when they have cash flow problems. It is difficult to conceive a scenario that Intel would have a cash crunch problem since they are very cash rich. The divy is also very well supported. As to whether it stays flat or not, that is dependent on future earnings growth. INTC has been reducing its share count by 10 percent per year so even if revenues are flat, EPS should grow by 10% which would support a higher divy. No, INTC is the type of company you want to seek out if you are interested in dividends. MSFT, is another. They both have good dividends, and have a history of raising payouts. They also have dominate market positions in their respective categories and very good balance sheets. This is the stuff that good divy's are made of.