Projected Shortage of Intel’s Atom Chips

DailyTech is reporting that Intel will face a shortage of the Atom chipset possibly extending into Q3 of 2008. Apparently demand from Asus with their Eee PC line and the “I want to be like Asus” club is quite heavy. Asus’ CEO is quoted in the article as saying,

“Unlike our competitors, we use both Intel Atom processors and Intel Celeron M processors, so this will give us a stronger advantage in guaranteeing shipments”


Of course the article mentions that this could be an opening for VIA and their Isiah chipset. The article also links to this info about Dell’s entry into the ULCPC market.



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