Last year AMD managed to significantly increase its marketshare and because of their success they weren't able to supply enough processors to their clients. But according to Ingram Micro, world's largest AMD processor distributor, the shortage will be resolved by March.
According to CRN.de, AMD supplies its chips first to original equipment makers, the to other purchases of chips in large quantities and only then ships processors to its channel clients, e.g., smaller system makers and retailers. While such practice is natural for all chip companies, including such as Intel Corp., by now AMD’s supply policy already caused prices on certain processors to rise.
“We can already be glad if we get 200 or 300 Athlon 64 3200 processors,” explains an unnamed wholesaler from Westphalia, Germany.