August 22, 2006

Demand for Intel chips creates shortage

A spike in PC demand has created a new shortage of Intel chipsets, potentially reviving an issue blamed for causing the company to lose market share to rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) last year. Demand for new PCs spiked after the two microprocessor makers slashed prices for desktop chips in late July, but the sharp rise in purchases has caused component makers to scramble to keep up, said Sunny Han, director of marketing at Asustek Computer, the world's largest motherboard maker.


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