Saturday, April 24, 2010

Shortage of Arrandale chips leads to premium prices

Shortages of Core i3 and i5 notebook processors has led to chip buyers paying 20 percent premiums on contract prices in a competition to outbid each other. Looking at this situation, AMD might have a chance to win market share in supplying microprocessors for laptops.

The shortage of Arrandale chips might affect smaller vendors but won't really have much of an effect on larger vendors. Converge also believe that the Arrandale shortage must ease soon or it will have a prolonged effect and according to Shawn Rau, "I don't think that the shortage will be so acute as to hold back the market and raise system prices significantly," is what he said.

Via: Computerworld

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