Intel is known to prioritize high-volume customers, like large OEM and ODMs, during supply shortfalls, meaning it diverts limited supply to high-volume customers first. Intel's struggles to fill those prioritized orders could be an ominous sign for the retail market.Intel confirmed the 14nm shortfall during its July earnings call. The chip giant identified meeting additional demand as one of the biggest challenges for the second half of this year.
All of these factors suggest the shortage could become more severe. That could also mean the much-anticipated 9000-series launch will mirror the Coffee Lake launch last year, with rampant shortages and sky-high pricing being the norm for the first few months.
Intel 14nm CPU shortage leads to higher prices
Posted on Thursday, Sep 06 2018 @ 13:52 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck