Intel to purchase low-end chipsets from SiS?

Posted on Thursday, August 11 2005 @ 2:04 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Chinese sources hint Intel may buy entry-level chipsets from SiS for its entry-level motherboards, as the chip giant is having chipset capacity problems.
As the chip giant reportedly intends to end production of some of its entry-level 915- and 865-series chipsets in October, Intel my face a chipset shortage that may interrupt its own motherboard shipments, currently at about one million units per month, the paper noted. To cope with the shortage, Intel was in talks with SiS chairman John Hsuan, who is also a UMC vice president, about procurement of entry-level chipsets – mainly the SiS661FX – at a unit prices of about US$15, the paper indicated. Intel motherboards adopting SiS chipsets may hit the market as early as October, the paper added.
More details at DigiTimes

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