Asus told the press that its experiencing shortages of Intel notebook processors:
"The biggest shortage in notebook components is in CPUs, Intel CPUs. Intel isn't meeting demand," said Jerry Shen, president of Asustek, answering questions at an investors conference in Beitou, Taiwan.
The statement highlights persistent problems laptop PC makers have faced this year in trying to procure certain parts. Strong demand for mobile computers has caused a shortage of small LCD (liquid crystal display) screens and small hard disc drives (HDD), laptop makers have complained. Therecall of around 10 million laptop batteries containing cells manufactured by Sony has also kept these vital parts in short supply since last year.
Intel could not immediately be reached for comment.
The firm claims the shortage won't affect its sales.