The sustained mining chill seen since April 2018 caused revenues of supply chain players to drop remarkably, driving up inventories of both mining graphic cards and motherboards. This, coupled with the deferred launch of Nvidia's new GPU platforms, Intel's processor supply shortages and lackluster terminal buying sentiment, resulted in most suppliers posting lower-than-expected revenue and profit performances for the third quarter, traditionally a peak season, according to industry sources.Intel is taking this unusual measure because the company's 14nm capacity is completely utilized. The long delay of its 10nm production capacity coupled with continued high demand is resulting in a shortage of 14nm chips. At the moment, it looks like the shortage will persist into Q2 2019.
Intel to slash CPU shipments do DIY channel in Q4 2018 by 2 million units
Posted on Thursday, Nov 15 2018 @ 11:28 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck