News: AMD Talks About Chip Shortages
Posted: November 11, 2006 02:12AM
- "All may not be so rosy over at Sunnyvale. AMD is reportedly experiencing a supply shortage of its processors. While some may point their fingers at Dell gobbling up supplies, AMD's Global Consumer Channel VP Stephen DiFranco said, in similar reports at Ars Technica and Tech Report, that "Dell is really not a factor," and "hasn't really had much of an impact yet." DiFranco reasons that notebooks appeared on Dell's Web site only recently, and desktops no more than two months earlier, thus having minimal impact on demand so far. When Dell announced it had finally made the leap of faith to use AMD processors, the Texas PC maker cited that adequate levels of supply as one of the reasons behind the decision to look beyond Intel. The main reason, according to DiFranco, is that consumer demand is outrunning supply."