Earlier this week, reports hit the web that laptop makers are once again hit by intensifying shortages of Intel's 14nm processors. The chip giant took measures to increase production earlier this year but with the upcoming end-of-year-demand it seems the current production capacity is no longer sufficient to meet demand.
Intel expanding chip output: Q&A with company CEO Bob Swan: Intel will be gradually expanding its foundry production capacity, particularly for 14nm process this year, according to company CEO Bob Swan. Swan and other Intel executives arrived in Taiwan earlier this week meeting with local partners and suppliers.
DigiTimes also writes that due to the US-China trade war, manufacturers are still moving production lines out of China. The site heard Google has instructed its manufacturing partners to set up production lines in Thailand and Vietnam.