Intel has reportedly told its laptop clients that the shortage of 14nm CPUs will ease. In particular, the chip giant will ship more entry-level processors starting in June, which should help device makers to hit higher sales. The shortage will still not be completely resolved in June, but the shortfall should narrow "significantly".
The sources said notebook shipments are expected to pick up in the second quarter after experiencing lackluster performance in the first quarter.
In April, Nvidia launched a new series of GPUs including RTX 2060, GTX1650 and 1660Ti and Intel also released Core i9 series CPUs, with notebook vendors rolling out new offerings adopting the new processors. This is likely to facilitate supply chain partners' shipments through the third quarter.
The sources also told DigiTimes that laptop makers like Dell, HP, and Lenovo are expected to ramp up orders with Intel rather than AMD.