As reported yesterday, VIA, currently trailing Intel and Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) in the P4 chipset market, hopes to take second place before the second quarter of next year.Source: DigiTimes
Sources said that VIA’s aggressive price cuts have forced Intel to quote its 865PE at under US$25, more than 22% less than its US$32 official quote price.
It is unclear how much SiS has been affected by the price war, but the company yesterday announced a revised 2003 financial forecast, slashing its 2003 revenue and pre-tax profit forecasts by 16% and 71%, respectively. SiS, in vague language, blamed fierce competition and lower-than-expected fourth-quarter sales.
VIA lowers Pentium 4 price to below $10
Posted on Wednesday, Dec 10 2003 @ 13:31 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
VIA is said to be quoting some if its Pentium 4 chipsets to motherboard makers at below $10. Intel his lowest priced Pentium 4 chipset costs more than the double, $21.