Intel does not have enough 14nm capacity to meet demand

Posted on Friday, Aug 31 2018 @ 11:38 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Industry sources confided to DigiTimes that Intel is struggling to meet demand. The site writes PC shipments for the second half of 2018 will be curtailed due to a shortage of next-generation 14nm processors from Intel. The article doesn't go into detail about what's causing the supply shortage, but it seems to hint that Intel's 14nm supply is affected by poor yield rates?!
Acer chairman and CEO Jason Chen noted that though the global PC market is expected to pick up in the second half of 2018, the tight supply of Intel's 14 nm processors will pose a significant challenge to the supply chain management capability of brand vendors.

CP Wong, president of leading notebook ODM Compal Electronics, said that the largest variable to PC market sales in second-half 2018 rests with Intel's CPU actual supply performance rather than the US-China trade war, with the performance already affected by poor yield rates.


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