This is not the first time Intel is facing a situation like this, situations like this have been tackled in the past.
Intel has faced chip shortage last year and earlier this year, seems like Intel has to face this problem yet again with the chipmaker struggling to meet the demand for its 14-nanometer processors. These revelations come via Digimates which says that whisperings in the supply chain point towards yet another chip shortage for intel, with the chipmaker falling short of what is demanded.
PCgamesN previously noted that the supplies for the 10nm Ice Lake Processor seem to be more than sufficient after PCgamesN pried around the chip-making foundry. This suggests that sleek looking devices like the Razer Blade stealth and Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 featuring the Ice Lake Processor should not be in short supply.
This news is out after it was rumored that AMD might be facing chip shortages as it had struggled to get capacity for the 7nm chips which is produced in the foundries of TSMC. TSMC repudiated to talk on this matter when probed on the subject.
If these rumors about the chip shortages are true, then Intel might have to prioritize some chips over the others. The company makes a whole lot of profit in the server area, so there’s a high probability that it would refine in on that market, especially to keep AMD’s Rome EPYC processors at bay. As a lot of laptops come equipped with Intel processors, it might be a possibility that it could focus its production on laptop parts over desktop processors.
Now, all we have to do is wait and see if these shortages impact the PC market, and the market will see fewer machines offering the latest Intel silicon. There is a good chance that laptops with Intel’s eighth-gen core processors would last longer in the market than it was expected to be.
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