Intel apologizes to partners for ongoing chip shortage

For the past year Intel has been having difficulty producing enough chips to meet demand… particularly when it comes to the processors used in personal computers. It’s not clear when that will change — but Intel vice president Michelle Johnston Holthaus has taken the unusual step of issuing a public apology. In an open letter […]

Intel expects chip shortage to end by mid-2019, will focus on high-end processors for now

Chip maker Intel’s had a hard time keeping up with demand for some of its processors in recent months, and it look like that could continue for a little while. Speaking during the company’s latest quarterly earnings call, interim CEO Bob Swan suggested that Intel is on track to resolve its “supply constraints” by the […]

CPU shortages and trade wars contributing to declining PC shipments (according to IDC and Gartner)

In what’s become a familiar set of headlines in recent years, market research firms IDC and Gartner have put out a pair of press releases showing that PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2018 were down from the same period a year earlier… and that overall PC shipments in 2018 were lower than in […]