It’s been fairly widely reported that the Intel Atom shortage that hit this summer has been resolved, and it doesn’t look like there’s any shortage of computers with the Intel Atom CPU on the market today. But Intel CEO Paul Otellini says the company is still having trouble keeping up with demand.
Otellini says he expects that by the end of the year, Intel will be able to meet the demand for the low power chips. But with practically every netbook announced or released by a major computer manufacturer in the last few months powered by the Intel Atom CPU, I have to wonder, what will the market look like when Intel actually does ramp up production?
While the Atom chips sell for less than higher power processors, Intel has a higher profit margin with the Atom. The company generated $200 million in revenue from Atom sales during the third quarter of 2008.