Dell Technologies Inc. (DELL:US) made headlines on Thursday with its quarterly results, which included optimistic remarks about the increasing demand for AI-related technology. The company anticipates a return to revenue growth in fiscal 2025.

In the fiscal fourth quarter, Dell reported shipping $800 million worth of AI-optimized servers, constituting less than 5% of its total revenue, as noted by Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi. This was attributed to product transitions, including the adoption of new chips from Nvidia Corp. (NVDA:US) and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD:US).

Chief Operating Officer Jeff Clarke emphasized the strong demand for computational components for AI applications, expressing enthusiasm about the high-growth potential in this sector, particularly within enterprises. 

“Demand for the computational components to do AI exceeds the supply picture,” Chief Operating Officer Jeff Clarke told analysts. “And quite frankly, it’s refreshing to see, we have a high-growth category here. That growth is happening certainly in the public cloud, but increasingly more so in enterprises…I think it’s a big opportunity for us.”

In contrast, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (HPE:US) experienced a decline in its networking business, leading to a 4% drop in its stock during after-hours trading. HPE cited a shortage of GPU chips for AI servers as a contributing factor to its results.

Dell's bullish outlook underscores the increasing significance of AI technology in the market, with competitors urged to take notice.

On the congressional trading front, Senator Tom Carper's investment of up to $15,000 in Dell shares on Jan 2, 2024, when the stock closed at $74.79 per share has proven quite lucrative as the stock has appreciated by over 26% since then.